Preston So

Are offline collaborative applications truly feasible in this day and age? After all, consistent connectivity can be quite the luxury when it comes to less-than-ideal environments like Amtrak trains and commercial flights. Luckily, Yjs, the open-source real-time collaboration framework, is here to save the day, in conjunction with emerging web technologies that run the gamut from Service Workers (okay, not that old) to IndexedDB, a browser-based local database that is optimized for offline use cases.

Preston So

You board a flight only to hear the flight crew announce to groans all around that Wi-Fi is unavailable. How will you deliver that document in time that your colleagues were supposed to review later today? Fortunately, with the help of emerging web technologies like Yjs, an open-source real-time collaboration framework, and IndexedDB, a local database that houses offline content, any developer can successfully architect an offline-first architecture that also functions well for peer-to-peer collaboration...

Preston So

In part 3 learn more about Yjs and the specific features that make it shine in the realm of real-time collaboration: namely awareness, offline editing, and versioning. In the next two installments of this blog series, we cover all three of these essential topics.

Preston So

Yjs, one of the most powerful and robust frameworks for real-time collaborative editing, enables developers to add shared editing capabilities to any application with relatively little effort. In order to make it so easy to use and extend Yjs, the framework abstracts all the complexities, many moving pieces, and deep technical concepts involved in empowering offline first, peer to peer, real time collaboration.

Preston So

Yjs is a very compelling choice when it comes to building real-time collaborative applications. A powerful open-source, offline first, peer to peer, shared editing framework that is modular and extensible, Yjs enables developers to easily add real time collaborative capabilities to any type of application. Rich text editing, drawing, 3d modeling... the list of potential use cases for Yjs is lengthy and remarkable. But how did it get started, what is the algorithm it’s based...

Preston So

In today’s editorial landscape, content creators can expect not only to touch a document countless times to revise and update content, but also to work with other writers from around the world, often on distributed teams, to finalize a document collaboratively and in real time. For this reason, collaborative editing, or shared editing, has become among the most essential and commonly requested features for any content management solution straddling a large organization.

Michael Meyers

What is real-time collaborative editing, and what are some of the most compelling technologies available in the space? In the inaugural TAG Team Talk, hosted by Preston So (Contributing Editor, Tag1 Consulting), we conduct a wide-ranging discussion about both the business prerogatives and technical ins-and-outs of real-time collaborative editing and its landscape today, with our guests Kevin Jahns (creator of Yjs and collaborative editing expert at Tag1 Consulting), Fabian Franz (Senior Technical Architect and Performance...