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1.8. Hello Video!

I'd like to dive in and take you through building a very simple video conference application. The application is designed to demonstrate many of the different things described in this chapter, such as publishing and playing streams and updating and responding to changes in a shared object. If you don't understand all the code as I walk through it, don't worry. The idea is to provide a quick tour to building a communication application. The rest of the book explains everything in much greater detail. Although a premade video chat application already exists, this is good exposure to the concepts and operations you'll need when you build your own applications.

1.8.1. Setting Up helloVideo on the Server

Creating the helloVideo application on the server requires you find the applications directory and add a subdirectory named helloVideo. After the default installation on my system, the applications directory is located at:


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