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RealTimeWeekly #75


13 Apr RealTimeWeekly #75

There were so many potential articles this week we saved a few for next week! Below is some great content on WebRTC, node.js, sockets, IoT UX, and Amazon’s Kinesis for real time data processing.

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Processing Amazon Kinesis Stream Data Using Amazon KCL for Node.js


Manan Gosalia, Amazon Web Services Big Data blog
Apr 3 2015
Introductory and technical post to help you understand the Amazon Kinesis Client Library (KCL) for Node.js, which is used for real time distributed applications, and allows you to do “real-time data processing over large, distributed data streams.”

Peering Through the WebRTC Fog with SocketPeer


Potch, Mozilla Hacks
Apr 2 2015
Technical post introducing the SocketPeer node.js library, for asbtracing a typical signaling choice of WebSockets and RTCPeerConnection.

Will more network/IT vendors launch their own WebRTC PaaS?


Dean Bubley, Disruptive Analysis
Apr 8 2015
Business strategy discussion around the WebRTC Platform as a Service market.

What’s Missing from WebRTC?


Billy Chia, Respoke
Apr 7 2015
Code walkthrough of how to use the Respoke WebRTC api to abstract out the harder parts of WebRTC such as browser incompatibilities and signaling.

How Temasys Solves The WebRTC Browser Interop Challenge


Rich Tehrani, TMCnet
Apr 7 2015
Although I would characterize this as a marketing rather than piece, it’s nonetheless an interesting interview with Chip Wilcox, CEO at Temasys, about their service and cross browser compatibilities in WebRTC.

Report update: WebRTC market expanding and maturing, but in unexpected ways


Dean Bubley, Disruptive Analysis
Apr 2 2015
WebRTC mobile apps are growing fast, and the entry of big names like Facebook into WebRTC development show the continued acceptance of this technology. Dean includes many other interesting tidbits in this summary of his updated report.

Why is Apple Dragging its Feet when it Comes to WebRTC


Tsahi Levent-Levi,
Apr 6 2015
After all the encouraging news from Dean in his updated WebRTC report, it’s good that Tsahi is reminding us in this post how Safari is still a no-show in the WebRTC world. Even Microsoft looks like they will add WebRTC to a browser soon! But Tsahi provides some interesting analysis of why Apple is dragging their feet, and how we won’t know they are working on it until the day it is released.

Build a Node.js-powered Chatroom Web App: Connecting with WebSockets


Rami Sayar
Apr 9 2015
Part 5 in an ongoing series of doing exactly what the title says.

UX in the Era of IoT


Ted McCarthy, ThoughtWorks
“The Internet of Things is accelerating rapidly, and bringing with it a wealth of opportunity. Though many focus on the data and technology needs of the Internet of Things – the sensors, data, and the storage, security, and analysis of that data – we’re already forgetting to think about the humans interacting with those technologies.”

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