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RealTimeWeekly #11

20 Jan RealTimeWeekly #11

Our email overfloweth with interesting articles and tutorials this week including topics related to Grails, PubNub, WebRTC, AngularJS, and more.

As always, if you have tips, announcements, or suggestions, please contact me directly at

Thanks for reading!



Latest Business News

Is VP9 About to Kill H.265 Before it Gets Off the Ground?

Tsahi Levent-Levi,

Jan 13 2014

A look at the latest twists in selecting a video codec standard for WebRTC.

10 Things You Can Track in Real Time with Google Maps

Ian Paul, CIO magazine

I’m not sure when this was posted, it may be pretty old, but I stumbled across it this week. From infectious diseases to shipping traffic to Swiss trains and Boston buses, here are some cool examples of things you can mash up with Google Maps. Perhaps a little real time inspiration for your next project.

What is WebRTC?

Joe Hanson, PubNub

Jan 14 2014

Concise blog post explaining WebRTC and the role that PubNub can play in the signaling process.

The Impact of Net Neutrality Ruling on WebRTC

Phil Edholm, WebRTC World

Jan 15 2014

“As WebRTC is dependent on getting a reasonable service delivery capability to enable quality real-time experiences, this ruling is of great interest to those of us in the WebRTC community.”

WebRTC is in The ZOEN

Carl Ford, WebRTC World

Jan 15 2014

The author discusses the use of video conferencing in remote music lessons and makes suggestions for how to incorporate WebRTC. I particularly like the idea to use the DataChannel to make a metronome – maybe I can finally learn to play my guitar in rhythm!

Tutorials and Tech Articles

Getting Pushy: Pushing Data from Server to Browser

David Pollak, InfoQ

Jan 7 2014

Presentation from the Sept 2013 Strange Loop conference. Summary from InfoQ: “David Pollak presents Lift’s design and how the same design decisions were applied to Clojure/ClojureScript/AngularJS. Lift is a web framework with support for server-push.”

Grails and the Real-time Web

Stephane Maldini, InfoQ

Jan 10 2014

Presentation from 2013 No Fluff Just Stuff conference. Summary from InfoQ: “Stephane Maldini on addressing several issues concerning web applications written with Grails: scrolling large data sets without blocking, streaming to the browser, scale Grails in the cloud, etc.”

Create Real-Time Graphs with PubNub and D3.js

Dan Ristic, PubNub

Jan 7 2014

“Unfortunately, once a user has loaded a web graph, the data is already stale and the user would normally need to refresh the entire page to get the latest information. However, not having the most current, updated information can be extremely detrimental to a decision making process. Thus, the need for real-time charting! This blog post will show how you can fix this problem and use the PubNub Real-Time Network to enhance D3.js with Real-Time graphing without reloading the page or polling with AJAX requests for changes.”

Real-Time AngularJS SDK with Live Chat Example


Jan 2014

Full tutorial and example application for building a text chat application using PubNub and AngularJS.

Product Announcements and WebRTC: An Interview With Varun Singh

Tsahi Levent-Levi,

Jan 16 2014

Interview with Varun Singh, Co Founder at is providing tools to help you monitor the performance of video calls in your web application, specifically WebRTC calls.

PubNub Moves Into Connected Car Market

Mark Boyd, Programmable Web

Jan 14 2014

“Real-time network PubNub has solidified its move into the connected car market with a winning app designed for Ford. Announced at last week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the winning integration by PubNub took Ford’s dashboard API and created a real-time dispatch app.”

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