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RealTimeWeekly #14

10 Feb RealTimeWeekly #14

Have you seen the Real Time Bitcoin Globe yet? Check it out at It’s a cool WebGL and Web Sockets visualization of bitcoin transactions around the world in real time. Be warned – this is very easy to stare at for a long time. Don’t get distracted by it because there is lots more great Real Time news below!

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Thanks for reading!



Latest Business News

WebRTC: Two Steps Forward, One Step Sideways

Irwin Lazar, NoJitter

Feb 3 2014

A look at the good and not-so-good news regarding WebRTC adoption in the enterprise.

Facebook File-Transfer App Pipe Relaunches, Now Works Via JavaScript, WebRTC

David Cohen, AllFacebook

Feb 3 2014

Move over Flash, here comes the WebRTC Data Channel! From the article: “Last June marked the debut of Pipe, an application that allowed Facebook users to send and receive files up to 1 gigabit in size. A new version of Pipe debuted Monday, and the app now works via JavaScript and WebRTC (Web Real-Time Communications), a new technology that enables real-time communication directly between computers and mobile devices, rather than via Adobe Flash.” Other articles about this are also up at Gigaom and Cnet.

How WebRTC technology could turn enterprise video on its head

David Geer, Unified Communications

Feb 4 2014

“Web Real-Time Communications (WebRTC) — a technology that enables video, talk and text through simple Web browsers — is set to turn enterprise collaboration on its head.” Good overview article for those new to WebRTC.


Matt Paulson, WebRTC World

Feb 3 2014

“As with any new business or communications technology, there are differing opinions about the future of WebRTC, and both were heard at ITEXPO 2014″

Tutorials and Tech Articles

This virtual globe shows (almost) every Bitcoin transaction and freshly minted block in real-time

Nick Summers, The Next Web

Feb 4 2014

This article explains at a high level how a student in Amsterdam built a really cool real-time visualization of bitcoin transactions around the world.

Distribution, Scale and Flexibility with ZeroMQ

Peter Hintjens, InfoQ

Feb 2 2014

Presentation from the Code Mesh London conference: “Pieter Hintjens explains the basic techniques for building very large distributed systems using fast asynchronous messaging in general, and ZeroMQ specifically.”

The PeerJS library

“PeerJS wraps the browser’s WebRTC implementation to provide a complete, configurable, and easy-to-use peer-to-peer connection API. Equipped with nothing but an ID, a peer can create a P2P data or media stream connection to a remote peer.”

Webinar: Sending and Receiving Picture Messages with the Twilio API

Twilio Blog

On demand webinar by Roger Stringer, author of the Twilio Cookbook, which shows “how to build a collaborative photo gallery comprised of picture messages.” Code examples included, registration required to view the recording.

Firesafe: Add Complex Security Logic to Your Firebase App

Tom Larkworthy, Firebase blog

Feb 4 2014

A tutorial on how to complete ACID transactions for real time Firebase databases, using multiplayer gaming as an example.

WebRTC beyond one-to-one communication

Victor Pascual, webrtcH4cKS

Feb 4 2014

Victor interviews Gustavo Garcia Bernardo, Cloud Architect at TokBox, on architectures to use for multiparty WebRTC calls.

Extreme HTML5 Video Interactivity: Sending WebSocket Messages with Popcorn.js

Peter Moskovits, Kaazing blog

Jan 23 2014

Start with a cool real time app that allows you to control a toy truck via Raspberry Pi over a WebSockets connection. Then decide you want to fake out people by having a pre recorded video fire WebSocket messages at the appropriate point in the video to control the truck. How do you do it? This cool tutorial describes how they used Popcorn.js to trigger Websocket messages at certain points in an HTML5 video, in order to control the truck. Hat tip to HTML5Weekly on this.

TrueConf and WebRTC: An Interview With Michael Gotalsky

Tsahi Levent-Levi,

Feb 6 2014

Interesting architectural interview about deploying WebRTC in the enterprise. Michael Gotalsky is CEO of TrueConf.

Product Announcements

Firefox Android Version 27 Adds WebRTC (And More)

Android Police

Feb 4 2014

2nd WebRTC Summit Registration Now Open

Register for 2nd WebRTC Summit by February 7 and Save $500! Registration is now open for “2nd International WebRTC Summit,” being held June 10-12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. Register at

Discover The Full Power Of Twilio With New API Explorer Updates

Twilio Blog

Jan 29 2014

Product announcement about Twilio’s API Explorer which allows you to test calls and messaging from your browser and build the curl requests you need to code it.

IngateĀ® Systems SIP Trunking Solution Achieves Validation for Use with the Interactive Intelligence IP Communications Software Suite

Press Release

Feb 3 2014

“Ingate is a developer of secure E-SBCs and firewalls that enable the best of SIP- and WebRTC-based quality multimedia real-time communication and SIP trunking globally beyond the protected enterprise network.”

ReCollect Adds GoInstant’s WebRTC Integration into their Internal Dashboard

Ben Yoskovitz, GoInstant

Feb 4 2014

Case Study on how ReCollect integrated with GoInstant’s WebRTC service to add team collaboration around an internal dashboard application.

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