Real-Time Communication with WebRTC: Peer-to-Peer in the Browser

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Deliver rich audio and video real-time communication and peer-to-peer data exchange right in the browser, without the need for proprietary plug-ins. This concise hands-on guide shows you how to use the emerging Web Real-Time Communication (WebRTC) technology to build a browser-to-browser application, piece by piece.

The authors’ learn-by-example approach is perfect for web programmers looking to understand real-time communication, and telecommunications architects unfamiliar ...

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Overview

Deliver rich audio and video real-time communication and peer-to-peer data exchange right in the browser, without the need for proprietary plug-ins. This concise hands-on guide shows you how to use the emerging Web Real-Time Communication (WebRTC) technology to build a browser-to-browser application, piece by piece.

The authors’ learn-by-example approach is perfect for web programmers looking to understand real-time communication, and telecommunications architects unfamiliar with HTML5 and JavaScript-based client-server web programming. You’ll use a ten-step recipe to create a complete WebRTC system, with exercises that you can apply to your own projects.

  • Tour the WebRTC development cycle and trapezoid architectural model
  • Understand how and why VoIP is shifting from standalone functionality to a browser component
  • Use mechanisms that let client-side web apps interact with browsers through the WebRTC API
  • Transfer streaming data between browser peers with the RTCPeerConnection API
  • Create a signaling channel between peers for setting up a WebRTC session
  • Put everything together to create a basic WebRTC system from scratch
  • Learn about conferencing, authorization, and other advanced WebRTC features
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Q&A with Simon Pietro Romano, co-author of "Real-Time Communication with WebRTC"

Q. Why is your book important right now?
A. This is the right book at the right time! WebRTC is gaining more and more momentum and we do believe this is the first WebRTC book based on a pure learn-by-example approach.

Q. What do you hope your readers walk away with?
A. Readers will walk away with an irrepressible desire of putting their hands on the real thing and start building their own WebRTC app.

Q. What’s the most exciting or important thing happening in your space?
A. With this stuff you can put Web and VoIP together in a seamless fashion. You'll find out that YOU are the engineer of the future killer applications of the Internet!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781449371876
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/12/2014
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 164
  • Sales rank: 765,249
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Salvatore Loreto works as a senior scientist at NomadicLab's MultiMedia Technology branch, which is part of Ericsson Research in Finland. He works on standardization, research projects and strategy related to the Internet in general and in particular VoIP, Media & Web Communication and Internet of Things (IoT).

Simon Pietro Romano is Assistant Professor at the DIS (Information & System Department) of the University of Napoli Federico II.

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