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

Fortunately, with the support of the real-time collaboration framework Yjs and the local database available to browsers known as IndexedDB, you too can implement robust offline-first applications that not only enable peer-to-peer collaborative editing but also represent a wholesale revolution in the ways in which we interact with not only content management systems (CMS) but also web applications at large.

Preston So

For many developers, the concept of offline-enabled applications leads to anxiety and panic. But the pain is over thanks to the multiplicity of benefits provided by the pairing of emerging web technologies like the open-source real-time collaboration framework known as Yjs and the local database technology ideal for offline solutions known as IndexedDB.

Preston So

Slow or intermittent connections are an all-too-common case that many users face when attempting to work with applications. Offline-enabled applications are a particularly challenging use case because they require synchronization and a local understanding of data.

Preston So

How many times have you embarked on a journey only to be presented with the obstacles of intermittent connectivity? Offline-enabled functionality has long been a hot topic in the web development industry, but only recently have compelling solutions truly emerged that resolve many of the issues associated with building offline applications that provide for a variety of use cases.

Preston So

In recent years, one of the most exciting emerging areas of web development has come in the form of offline-enabled and offline-first functionality. Thanks to frameworks like Yjs, an open-source framework for real-time collaboration, offline-first applications are now a reality.

Peta Hoyes

Tag1 is a proud Platinum sponsor of DrupalCon Global. Find the slides for our contributed talks attached. I was just talking to my team about how much I liked how the DA put on this DrupalCon Global virtual conference. Despite the short lead time DA had to prepare, it worked! Hopin had very few hiccups; I actually got to focus (better, oddly) on some of the talks/presentations; and I had wonderful wide-ranging (unscripted), but deep...

Preston So

What does the future of peer-to-peer real-time collaboration look like? Thanks to the spread of emerging web technologies like WebRTC, a protocol for communication between browsers on discrete systems, Yjs, an open-source real-time collaboration framework, and y-webrtc, the Yjs connector for WebRTC, a new range of use cases is entering the picture. While there are limitations, such as certain ceilings on the number of simultaneous collaborators, developments like y-webrtc are sure to reshape the landscape...

Preston So

Real-time collaboration is now more reality than ambition, but several obstacles remain, particularly in the form of peer-to-peer collaboration when many collaborators are involved. While Yjs, an open-source framework for real-time collaboration, and WebRTC, a new protocol for peer-to-peer communication now seeing wide browser support, permit editorial collaboration between peers in a graceful way, things get more complicated when many users enter the picture. Nonetheless, thanks to y-webrtc, the Yjs integration with WebRTC, we can...