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Agora Publishes Influential WebRTC Book in Chinese

October 29, 2015

At the inaugural Real Time Web Solutions Conference in Beijing, China on November 10-11, 2015, Agora, a communications as a service (CaaS) provider, will publish their seminal WebRTC book in Chinese.

The book, titled, “WebRTC: APIs and RTCWEB Protocols of the HTML5 Real-Time Web” introduced the possibilities of open Web Real-Time Communications technology. Since that time, the technology has seen adoption by industries across all sectors with a two way communications solution anyone can deploy with voice, video and data on a browser.

The book was co-authored by Dr. Alan B. Johnston and Dr. Daniel C. Burnett in 2012, with a third edition published in 2014. Both authors are part of the continual development of WebRTC involved in the standardization organizations for the technology. Alan Johnston serves on the IETF RTCWEB working group, and Daniel Burnett serves as editor of the W3C WEBRTC specification as well as participating in the IETF RTCWEB working group.

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The translation was carried out with Agora, along with Johnston and Burnett to ensure accuracy of the information. According to Agora, the authors said, “The Internet and the World Wide Web changed our world and, over the past four years, WebRTC has gone on to change the foundation for global real-time communications. We are very pleased that Agora has published the first Chinese version of our WebRTC book, providing Chinese speakers everywhere a more accessible guide and reference to WebRTC."

The launch of the translated book will coincide along the first Real Time Web Solutions Conference to be held in Asia. The conference is being produced by TMC, Systemwide Media, PKE Consulting and Agora in Zhongguancun, Beijing: the Silicon Valley of China.

Tony Zhao, CEO of Agora said, "The next frontier for global Web developers is integrating real-time voice and video communications into their applications. WebRTC is a key emerging technology for all Web and app developers and we are pleased to publish the first Chinese version of the best technical book on WebRTC, written by the experts."

Initially introduced as an open source project by Google, Mozilla and Opera, WebRTC now includes Cisco, Intel, Oracle, AT&T and Microsoft.

WebRTC now provides critical communications in the healthcare industry as telemedicine grows in adoption. Other industries that are using this technology include, e-commerce, expert advice, education, videoconferencing, recruitment, customer support and many others.

Edited by Kyle Piscioniere

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