Preparing for the WebRTC 1.0 – a free webinar

04/06/2018

What should you be doing about the upcoming WebRTC 1.0 release?

That comic strip above? I think it embodies nicely what comes next.

We’ve started with WebRTC somewhere in 2011 or 2012. Depends who’s counting. So we’re 6 or 7 years in now.

I’ve been promised WebRTC 1.0 in 2015 I think.

Then again in 2016.

In 2017, I was told that WebRTC 1.0 is just around the corner. Definitely going to happen before year end.

Guess what? We’re now almost halfway through 2018. And no WebRTC 1.0. Yet.

But it is coming.

Look at this message on discuss-webrtc from April this year: Transitioning Native PeerConnection to WebRTC 1.0. Google are shifting from what is called Plan B to Unified Plan.

To give you the gist, Google will be ripping out some code, adding new code. Removing APIs. Modifying others. The timeline stated for all this in that posting?

  • End of April 2018: “Unified Plan” and the new APIs stabilizes
  • July 2018: Default SdpSemantics changes to UnifiedPlan
  • No earlier than end of year 2018: PlanB semantics removed and UnifiedPlan becomes the only option

That’s aggressive in the extreme (and turned out to be unrealistic).

Change is in the air…

That change is going to affect developers and testers everywhere, and the end result is going to be uncertainties and surprises in the coming months. How many months? Many months 🙂

There’s not much you can do about it besides allocating resources to the problem in the short and mid term future. These resources should be in development and testing.

I touched development in a previous webinar I did with Philipp Hancke when I launched the next round of my WebRTC training.

Now I want to talk about preparation aspects in the testing domain – what exactly you should be expecting moving forward.

To that end, I am a visitor of the upcoming WebRTC Standards webinar series. The webinar takes place later today –

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