🤣 Tell us your WebRTC puns
What's a pun? It's a joke that takes advantage of the different possible meanings of a word or the fact that there are words which sound alike but have different meanings. So, how many WebRTC puns can we think of? here's my humble attempt... The instructor for my online cooking course didn't tell us what spices to use. So…
What client-side tricks do you use to scale WebRTC applications to larger call sizes?
I've worked with teams building video calling applications that run in a browser for quite a while now. If I've learned anything, it's that there's always a new trick to learn or limitation to work around. For example, in joining Daily, I learned that to balance CPU and network traffic, it's best to keep the overall…
Misconceptions about developing, managing, and maintaining a WebRTC service
What's something your current-self could tell your past-self before you started building a WebRTC service or platform? WebRTC is a standard, but the 😈 is in the details 😅.
What was the most challenging thing to learn when you started out with WebRTC?
When I first started learning about WebRTC, I had done some work in real time media, but I still found it quite hard to wrap my head around a bunch of concepts, especially since it's more a stack of protocols than a single self-contained standard. The stand out thing I found hard to understand (and now, hard to describe),…
What do you think about the evolution of Media Transports: The newest flavour is QUIC
A fairly technical question, top of mind for me this week, given it is IETF week. Hosted in Philly, I thought it would be great to ask this question. Over the past 30 years, media has been delivered over UDP, then TCP, back to UDP. For example -- Streaming protocols used to be over UDP (using RTSP, real-time streaming…
What is WebRTC currently missing?
Are there any features that you wish WebRTC had? For example, features that exist in other specs, or are coming in future iterations but not here yet? If so, what are they?
inbound-rtp framesPerSecond stat change
I really love tracking small changes like this that improve the WebRTC platform. https://groups.google.com/g/discuss-webrtc/c/6nmcjQUbbEE Philipp Hancke has a years-long track record of these kinds of patches. Plus, of course, terrific tutorials and explainer docs, as well.
🤔 How do you explain WebRTC to someone outside of the community?
"So, what do you do for work?" This can be a difficult question for developers to answer - especially when your job involves WebRTC: Give a detailed answer and watch the other person's eyes glaze over. Try to be as general as possible and risk insulting the other person's intelligence. Or - if you're like me - keep…