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RealTimeWeekly #32

16 Jun RealTimeWeekly #32

I’m taking a break from watching the World Cup today to make sure you get your weekly dose of real-time development news. For many of us in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s vacation season now. Are you taking a real-time dev project with you on vacation? Let us know about it and we’re happy to mention it here!

If you’re already looking ahead to your conference schedule for the 2nd half of this year, then make sure to look up the WebRTC Conference & Expo in Paris in December. We just added it to our event listing below.

Finally, if you’re headed to WebRTC Expo East this week, make sure to send us links to your commentary for us to include in RealTimeWeekly!

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

Thanks for reading!



This week’s Real-Time news

TADHack Review

Alan Quayle, Telecom Application Developers Hackathon (TADHack)

June 11 2014

TADHack had a great hackathon for telecom-related development in Madrid this month, with applications involving WebRTC and messaging. The event was based in Madrid, but had satellite locations and remote entries from around the world. Alan’s recap of the event contains links to video playlists from participants and also video from the talks at the conference. You should also check out this post on the Sri Lanka TADHack satellite event. TADHack will be repeated in June 2015 most likely and there is also the TADSummit coming up this November. Even if you can’t participate in the events, you should check out some of the TADHack entry videos, interesting work teams!

Follow Your Favourite #WorldCup2014 Team With Lightstreamer-Powered Apps

Valerio Celletti, Lightstreamer Blog

June 12 2014

A few weeks ago I asked about real-time World Cup apps. Looks like TOK.TV has delivered with a second screen experience based on the Lightstreamer real-time data push platform.

Recording in Real Time with the Web Audio API (Part 1)

Allan Naranjo, AgilityFeat

June 11 2014

“Building software to manipulate files is always tricky, however when we are talking about audio files and specifically about the Web Audio API in HTML5, this challenge gets significantly more difficult. In this post, we will look at the basics you need to know to get started recording and manipulating audio in the browser with the Web Audio API.”

Real-Time Chat With Node.js’ Readline &

Matt Harzewski, Tuts+

June 6 2014

This tutorial is focused on the capabilities of the Readline module in NodeJS for reading the console, but uses that as an excuse to build a chat application with Warning though, this is not based on the newest release. Hattip to Node Weekly.

Twitter’s Manhattan: A Real-time, Multi-tenant Distributed Database

Michael Hausenblas, InfoQ

May 15 2014

“Twitter Engineering has released details about Manhattan, its real-time, multi-tenant distributed database.” According to the article, they are moving away from Cassandra in order to have something that deploys easier to new machines. Possibly to be released open source in the future?

Progress Nabs Modulus for Node.js, MongoDB Expertise

Darryl K. Taft, eWeek

June 11 2014

“To enhance its expertise in Node.js, Progress acquired Modulus, provider of a platform as a service (PaaS) for hosting, deploying, scaling and monitoring data-intensive, real-time applications using Node.js and MongoDB.”

Priologic Releases WebRTC Open Source Plugin for Microsoft Internet Explorer

Phil Edholm, NoJitter

June 12 2014

“Priologic released a new WebRTC alternative for Internet Explorer, an open source plugin that enables IE users to have WebRTC functionality … A key advantage of the Priologic approach of open sourcing the plugin (versus just making it a download from their site) is that it can be downloaded to IE browsers from servers located behind a firewall and can be certified as reliable by security organizations.”

Socket.IO 1.0 Release Brings Binary Support, new Engine.IO module

James Chesters, InfoQ

June 10 2014

In case you missed the announcement last week, Socket.IO 1.0 has been released. This article provides a summary and some initial reaction to the release.

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