Differentiators

MongooseIM provides:

  • Massive scalability, for greater growth and costs-effectiveness
  • Platform approach, designed from the start with consistency accross server and client components, and tools/ecosystem
  • Code quality, through extensive refactoring, substantial optimisations, and continuous integration
  • Unique version, fully open source, fully open standards, innovations contributed to the XSF
  • Professional support, and flexible customer service

Initial differences from the parent project

This project began its life as a fork of ejabberd v.2.1.8 back in 2011, and later underwent some major cleanup, refactorization and optimization.

Major steps performed at that time:

  • bringing the project source tree to compliance with OTP project structure recommendations
  • swapping autotools for the Erlang community-standard build tool rebar
  • removal of obsolete and/or rarely used modules to reduce maintenance burden
  • reduction of runtime memory consumption by refactoring the code to use Erlang's binary data type for string manipulation and storage instead of operating on linked lists of characters
  • functional test coverage of the system according to corresponding RFCs and XEPs