21 Apr RealTimeWeekly #24
Performance improvements in Dart, WebRTC online courses, Arduino and Node.js, WebRTC and Chrome Extensions, building your own voice mail service, and the ever present browser war in WebRTC … lots of interesting articles this week to share. Enjoy!
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Tsahi Levent-Levi, BlogGeek.me
Apr 14 2014
Predictions from Tsahi about the timing and possibility of WebRTC support in Safari and IE. I think he makes a good point that support in Safari by Apple means better support in mobile in general, which would be a very good thing.
Ken Wieland, Mobile World Live
Apr 14 2014
WebRTC faces a conundrum with telecom companies. Should they potentially sacrifice profit in order to stay relevant to their users? Will these companies be strategically agile enough to adapt to the changing landscape, or will a conservative strategy serve them better if WebRTC doesn’t have staying power?
Stanislav Soldatov, Telepresence Options
Apr 14 2014
A vendor’s view of the problems with WebRTC and why it’s probably a bubble. Personally, I think the concerns raised in this are legitimate but are too focused on “the enterprise”. As the author hints at the end, innovation with WebRTC is more likely to come from other areas first such as online games, e-learning, and other HTML5/JS based applications.
Tutorials and Tech Articles
Abel Avram, InfoQ
Apr 10 2014
The Google Dart team has announced significant performance improvements that may bring the Dart:io library to a similar speed at Node.js for processing asynchronous server-side requests.
Brad Bush, CIO2CMO.com
Apr 15 2014
Part of a series on WebRTC
Apr 12 2014
Straightforward and helpful code example of how to connect the serial port on an arduino to a NodeJS app. Hat tip to Node Weekly
Kevin WHinnery, Twilio Blog
Apr 17 2014
Tutorial shows you how to connect Twilio with MongoDB for an answering service. The Angular front end will be shown in a future blog post.
Konstantin Goncharuk, webrtcH4cKS
Apr 8 2014
WebRTC connections require that you both potential participants are already present in the same application so signalling can be done to setup a call. How can you setup a WebRTC connection when one person is not on your chat website? How do you notify them someone is waiting for them? This example shows how one company did it using Chrome Extensions.