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YTMND AOL Instant Messenger Robot

DryIce's entry for the YTMND:API:Contest. TL;DR: An AIM Bot that allows instant access to information about a user or a site.


Written in Java 1.5, uses the TOC2 Protocol to connect to the AIM OSCAR Servers. Processes requests made via AIM, and connects to the API to get the requested data.



  • 11/11/2007 - Compiled and tested class to connect to YTMND API and retrieve XML data
  • 11/15/2007 - Compiled and run for the first time, bot is able to look up basic site info.
  • 11/20/2007 - Smarter XML Parser. But being more of a serial parser rather than a DOM parser, it doesn't work well for things like /comments (Since the most recent comments are last rather than first).
  • 11/30/3007 - Slow development is slooow. Its going to take some time to get this thing fully funcitonal. One or two commands implemented, but I think I might have to look into DOM XML parsing, which is going to take a good amount of time.


Online sporadicly for testing purposes only.