I am new to the abber but I was so excited when I found the Smack API(s). They are very easy to use so building a client is pretty easy.
The portion I do not understand is the server. If I wanted my client to be able to pull stored information out of a database(on the server side), is the Jabber Server something I would be be trying to modify?? If so, is there a good open souce java jabber server out there??