There is a new XMPP bot in town, which delivers song lyrics right to your IM client. Abhi has written a song lyrics bot (firstname.lastname@example.org and shared the design details on his blog.
He wrote the bot in PHP using the JAXL XMPP library. It appears as though he is the author of the library as well. It will be good for XMPPHP to have a little competition.
At the end of his post, Abhi also has a short tutorial for writing your own XMPP bots with JAXL.
You might also want to check out his other PHP and JAXL posts:
- Introducing JAXL
- Real-time notifications of server load using JAXL
- Importing Google Talk contacts with JAXL
- Five exiting game bots you can create with JAXL
- Broadcasting messages to your Google Talk friends with JAXL
If you're a PHP programmer and interested in XMPP, these seem like they'd be very helpful.