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RealTimeWeekly #51

27 Oct RealTimeWeekly #51

Congratulations to the team at Firebase! The big real time news this week is that they have been acquired by Google. What’s the next great real time feature or company to be acquired? Maybe it’s your idea? Let us know what you think!

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This week’s Real-Time news

Firebase is Joining Google!

Firebase blog

Oct 21 2014

Google acquires real time database provider Firebase, which should allow for an expansion of features and likely integration with Google’s Cloud Platform. See the TechCrunch take here.

WebRTC on the Rise? Geek Questions Hold the Answer

Billy Chia, NoJitter

Oct 20 2014

It certainly feels like there is a lot of buzz about WebRTC, but how much development is actually being done around it? Billy Chia analyzes some data on StackOverflow about WebRTC tagged questions to show that not only is WebRTC growing in popularity, but on a similar trajectory to other more established technologies. This is a positive sign that we’ll see more products released in the future using WebRTC as these development efforts pay off.

Twilio Project Turns 2048 Into A Multiplayer Game That You Play By Text

Greg Kumparak, TechCrunch

Oct 23 2014

I am shaking my not-so-tiny fist at Twilio for building this. You see, I was going to build a similar multiplayer version of 2048, and they beat me to the punch. Perhaps it’s a bit pointless as the TechCrunch author points out, but it’s a fun idea!

Which WebRTC Book is Best for You?

Tsahi Levent-Levi,

Oct 20 2014

Nice overview of some great WebRTC reads.

WebRTC Made Simple

Tommy Fisher, The Carbon Emitter blog

Oct 16 2014

Well done tech post to get you started with WebRTC. hat tip to HTML5Weekly.

Building an IoT Project with Intel Galileo and Node.js

Gastón Hillar, Dr. Dobb’s

Oct 21 2014

First in a two-part article using Node.js on “how to configure an Intel Galileo Gen 2 board to work with the IDE and write JavaScript code that interacts with the device hardware.”

Build A Real-Time Twitter Stream with Node and React.js

Ken Wheeler,

Oct 21 2014

Tutorial on React.js using the streaming Twitter api. Hat tip to NodeWeekly

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