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RealTimeWeekly #33

23 Jun RealTimeWeekly #33

We’ve got some news from recent conferences, and some code examples this week too. I also *just* found this World Cup data source for those of you who, like me, are looking for ways to combine coding interests with sporting interests this month. See what you can build with it this week and send me your projects for publication next week!

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Thanks for reading!



This week’s Real-Time news

Eventual Consistency in Real-time Web Apps

John Ryding

June 17 2014

How do you handle consistency of data when you potentially have your web socket and your web app trying to update it at the same time? John provides a tutorial on how to use a fill() and merge() pattern to provide eventual consistency of your data between the local data model and the messaging back end.

Adding captions and subtitles to HTML5 video

Ian Devlin and Chris David Mills, Mozilla Developer Network

June 6 2014

Code/CSS examples for how to use the track tag to add captions or subtitles to your video. Hattip to HTML5Weekly

Course: Real-time Web Applications

Bill Stavroulakis, Pluralsight

June 19 2014

New course on pluralsight dealing with WebSockets.

WebRTC’s 60/40 Split

Eric Krapf, NoJitter

June 20 2014

“The results of a recent annual survey of end users gibed with what we see at Enterprise Connect Orlando: the WebRTC rooms are packed, while the level of actual adoption remains fairly low.”

WebRTC Startup Temasys Launches Its Skyway Platform

Temasys Press Release

June 19 2014

Presentation: Realtime Satellite Tracking in the Browser

David Calhoun at JSConf 2014

June 10 2014

Fun math/science presentation by David Calhoun of Skybox (soon to be part of Google) on how to calculate the realtime positions of satellites and put it on a map. Skybox has satellites that you can rent time from for imagery and analytics purposes.

Hands On With Yo, The Absurdly Simple Messaging App

Colleen Taylor, TechCrunch

June 18 2014

Have you “Yo’d” yet? While this app may not be built to last, who says there’s not room for new messaging apps? At least “absurdly simple” ones. Yo.

What the Amazon Fire Phone Predictable Failure can Teach us About WebRTC?

Tsahi Levent-Levi,

June 23 2014

Tsahi’s take on the new Amazon Fire phone and what it’s (presumed) use of WebRTC means for the mobile market.

The other side of the coin: a few telcos DO “get it”….

Dean Bubley, Disruptive Analysis

June 20 2014

Dean brings some insight from the recent WebRTC Expo in Atlanta, including relating the story of how was created by 3 interns in 6 weeks. He contrasts how the traditional telcos that are employing web development style tactics are the ones who “get it.”

Clojure Websockets server and event sourcing

Daniel Turczanski, JVM Soup

June 23 2014

Interesting code example of splitting out business logic in a multithreaded application using Closure, Web Sockets and a pattern called Event Sourcing, which Daniel explains in a previous post.

Toying with a World Cup 2nd Screen Experience

Arin Sime, AgilityFeat

June 23 2014

My World Cup obsession truly knows no bounds, and so I created an uber simple chat app for people to predict the next goal.

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