Logging, as I've recently found out, is critically important. Well yes I've always know that but I had this odd case where my custom CMS that powers this site was falling over when generating RSS feeds. The error_log file in the application root was being populated but well unless you're looking for errors you don't often check that.
Unfortunately I've not come across a working XMPP client for PHP (XMPPHP was erroring out) so Ruby to the rescue. Here's some sample code to send a message. I'll look at integrating this at some point during the holidays so that I can get critical events directed straight through to me. This would be quite a handy scenario especially now that I've got Trillian for the iPhone almost along with it's glorious push notifications!
require 'xmpp4r' include Jabber jid = JID::new( '-@0gravity.co.uk' ); password = '-' cl = Client::new(jid) cl.connect( 'talk.google.com' ) cl.auth( password ) to = '-@0gravity.co.uk' subject = 'XMPP4R test' body = 'Hi, this is a XMPP4R test' m = Message::new( to, body ).set_type(:chat).set_id('1').set_subject(subject) cl.send m