Developing Real Time Applications with WebRTC

Leverage the power and simplicity of WebRTC to rapidly build a real time communication app

This video course will equip you with the understanding to quickly develop a complete WebRTC application, ready to be integrated into your own web application. If you’re interested in creating a video application with WebRTC , this video delivers a strong example application which you can use, whilst laying the foundation for you to develop more complex instances in the future.

This courses opens with an introduction to WebRTC, placing it in context of similar technologies in the web environment, before diving into an exploration of key WebRTC APIs.

After detailing the main API utilities, we’ll examine various signalling approaches before designing two servers, one for serving our example, and another one for providing signalling. At this point, we'll put all the pieces together to create a fully functional, real-time communication application.

The final section of this video course focuses on debugging and improving WebRTC applications treating other frameworks and developer tools which can be used to this end, with modern techniques employed by experienced developers.

By the time you complete this video course, you will understand the fundamentals of WebRTC and its array of powerful APIs, with the ability to establish real-time video conferencing functionality over the web, with whoever you want.

Who this course is for

This course is for developers who want a fast-paced introduction to building real-time media services using modern peer-to-peer communication standards. Experience with HTML and JavaScript is assumed.

What you will learn from this course

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to WebRTC
    • The Course Overview
    • What’s WebRTC?
    • WebRTC Versus Existing Technologies
    • Getting Your Programming Environment Ready

  2. The WebRTC API
    • The WebRTC Browser API
    • Using the getUserMedia API
    • Using the PeerConnection Method
    • Using the Session Description Protocol

  3. Signaling
    • Understanding the Need for a Signaling Protocol
    • Knowing the Various Signaling Approaches
    • Need of Signaling Protocol
    • Programming a Very Simple Node.js Signaling Server

  4. Putting It All Together — Your First Application
    • Initiating a WebRTC Session
    • Receiving a WebRTC Session
    • Establishing Our First Session

  5. Debugging and Improving Our Application
    • Introducing the Debugging Tools
    • The Developer Tools
    • Using WebRTC Internals

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