As soon as I mentioned the Google Talk CF Docs bot someone wanted to know if he could get to it using Yahoo IM.
Well, why not? Here’s what I did:
- Installed Zion Software’s JBuddy-CF on my server
- Registered a new Yahoo IM account
- Created a gateway .cfg file for Yahoo IM
- Defined a new gateway instance in CF Admin, pointing it to the exact same code used for the Google Talk bot
And that’s it! It worked first try!
So, Google Talk users can access the bot using firstname.lastname@example.org and YIM users can use cflivedocs. Both execute the exact same CFC (although Yahoo IM seems to be much more responsive).
And that’s why we love ColdFusion so!