MongooseIM provides:

  • Massive scalability: for greater and faster growth, costs-effectiveness as well as resource utilisation
  • Platform approach: designed with consistency, end-to-end battle testing across the whole ecosystem (all server and client components, and tools)
  • Code quality: extensive refactoring, substantial optimisations, continuous integration and deployment
  • Extensive testing: automated continuous functional code coverage, integration testing, end-to-end testing with real clients
  • Continuous load testing
  • Unique version: no proprietary extensions, fully open source, fully open standards
  • Contributions to (XMPP Standards Foundation): implementations of XEPs, innovations contributed
  • Professional support, and flexible customer service
  • Contributions to third party open source codebases: strenghthening the ecosystem

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 major cleanup, refactoring and optimization.

Major steps performed at the 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