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RealTimeWeekly #56

01 Dec RealTimeWeekly #56

More content this week about the resolution of the WebRTC video codec debates, as well as a Dart/Websockets tutorial, load balancing web sockets, and how Twitter handles billions of events daily.

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This week’s Real-Time news

TADHack Recap

Alan Quayle, TADHack

Nov 17 2014

A collection of videos and presentations from the day one talks of the recent TADHack event in Istanbul. As Alan Quayle described them, they are practice focused and tried to avoid marketing BS. Good stuff as always from TADS!

Who are the Winners and Losers of the WebRTC Video Codec MTI Decision?

Tsahi Levent-Levi,

Nov 24 2014

Analysis by Tsahi on the recent video codec decision to adopt both VP8 and H.264 for browser based WebRTC solutions. Tsahi says Google comes out on top, and this helps Microsoft’s Skype WebRTC strategy too.

WebRTC Video Harmony at Last?

Irwin Lazar, NoJitter

Nov 24 2014

Emphasis on the question mark in this title … Irwin points out the video codec decision doesn’t solve the interoperability problems WebRTC has with Apple devices, ongoing challenges with Microsoft devices, and the next generation of video codecs.

The Eternal WebRTC Video Codec Debate – Consensus Finally!

Badri Rajasekar, OpenTok Blog

Nov 20 2014

In our last post today about the video codec truce, TokBox points out that this is a good decision, and the author is maybe a little jealous they weren’t in Hawaii for the meeting? This point sums it up for me: “Moving WebRTC forward requires not a perfect solution but a practical solution.” Agreed!

WebRTC close to tipping point as Cisco, Microsoft announce products

Matt Weinberger, Network World

Nov 21 2014

WebRTC is becoming legitimate, or at least recognized by major entreprise providers, as evidenced by the Skype for Web product announcements. I can’t help but laugh at this quote: “So what’s taken so long? Really, one does not simply stroll into users’ browsers.” No, one does not simply do that.

Using NGINX with Node.js and WebSockets with Socket.IO

Patrick Nommensen, NGINX

Nov 19 2014

Load balancing a Node.js/WebSockets application on the open source server NGINX

Creating a multiplayer game using Dart, Polymer and WebSockets

Anders Forsell

Nov 23 2014

Implementing a multiplayer chess game where participants try to be the first to solve several chess problems.

Weaved Hauls Your Raspberry Pi Projects Online

John Biggs, TechCrunch

Nov 24 2014

This kit will allows you to make Pi’s a node in your own private Internet of Things network, so you can build in more capabilities for connecting your Pi to the wider world.

TSAR: How to Count Tens of Billions of Daily Events in Real Time Using Open Source Technologies

Gabriel Gonzalez, InfoQ

Nov 22 2014

“Gabriel Gonzalez introduces TSAR (TimeSeries AggregatoR), a service for real-time event aggregation designed to deal with tens of billions of events per day at Twitter.”

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