The bills that come in the mail are a stream. If you play guitar every day, that’s a stream. Going out for ice cream is a spike, but grocery shopping is a stream. Your hearbeat is a stream. Fifteen minutes of fame is a spike.
The socket.io team has added a nifty new option for developers: P2P support! It looks fairly straightforward too.
Adding P2P over WebRTC enables realtime apps to take traffic off the app servers and have clients talk directly to one another.
It took a long time to get here, but mobile live streaming is not only technically viable but is now becoming a huge thing.
Anyone who has used Excel or worked with databases can appreciate how it was done in the good old days!
Thanks to the folks in reddit/r/RetroFuturism for investigating this image!