Learning WebRTC Application Development [Video]

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  • Grasp the concepts of signaling channels using WebSockets
  • Utilize your mic and webcam in your application
  • Create a data channel and develop a file sharing tool 
  • Implement the WebRTC Data API to develop file sharing and chat functionalities for any page on the Web
  • Use the acquired knowledge to choose existing WebRTC wrappers that best fit your needs



WebRTC revolutionizes the way users can communicate over the Internet. It enables browser-to-browser communication and saves you from mundane tasks such as installation and registration, and makes voice and video communication a breeze. To add to this, you can access the application from any platform such as home PC, mobile devices, and access points.

This video course will help you learn the fundamentals of developing real-time communication systems using WebRTC.
Start right from the basics of the WebRTC standard that includes the signaling channels such as the Google App Engine. Develop file sharing functionalities and transfer media content from your mic and webcam for a better user experience. Finally, you will discover WebRTC wrapper libraries that will help you integrate the technology in your existing application within seconds.
By the end of the course, you will have a fully working application that enables real-time browser-to-browser communication.

Style and Approach

This video course is full of illustrations, clear step-by-step instructions, and practical examples. It provides the groundwork first and then moves to building a complete application.

  • Harness some of WebRTC’s awesome features including the connection mechanisms and the resources’ acquisition 
  • Set up the optimal backend to get your application up and running
  • Discover PeerJS, the WebRTC wrapper library, for quick integration of WebRTC technology in your application
Course Length 2 hours 33 minutes
ISBN 9781783989904
Date Of Publication 22 Dec 2014


Alessandro Arrichiello

Alessandro Arrichiello is a computer enthusiast; he graduated in Computer Engineering at Federico II Naples University. He has a passion and knowledge for GNU/Linux systems that began at the age of 14 and continues today. He is an independent Android developer on the Google Play Store and has strong knowledge of C++, the Java language, and derivatives. He also has experience with many other kinds of interpreted languages like Perl, PHP, and Python. Alessandro is a proud open source supporter and he started and contributed to many collaborative projects developed for academic purposes. Recently he enriched his knowledge on network monitoring, focusing on penetration testing and network security in general. At the moment, Alessandro is working as software engineer in the Communications and Media Solutions group of Hewlett Packard in Milan, Italy. He’s involved in many business projects as developer and technology consultant.