I recently read “WebRTC, APIs and RTCWEB Protocols of the HTML5 Real-Time Web by Alan Johnston and Daniel Burnett.” It provides an excellent review of the current status of the standard covering:
- An overview of Web Real-Time Communications;
- How to use WebRTC;
- An explanation of WebRTC Peer-Peer Media;
- W3C WebRTC documents and protocols;
- IETF WebRTC documents;
- Review of WebRTC Implementations; and
- An explanation of the W3C and IETF standards processes.
Whether you’re a developer looking to understand what WebRTC can do for you, or a marketing person wishing to gain a deeper understanding of an important industry development, or a strategy person digging deeper into what WebRTC is and isn’t, this is the book for you.
Easily accessible and frankly presented with no hyperbole just the facts, the book provides a great review of a standard that will in time transform the web by making real-time communications an intrinsic part of the experience. Even given the selfish actions of some of the actors in this space such as Microsoft stirring things up given its ownership of Skype, or the secretive closed platforms of Apple. At the very least Chrome and Firefox will lead the way and in the limit the customer will decide through the device / browser they choose to use.
The book has its own website, and is available on Amazon.com.