Learn Skype Web SDK Day 30 : Putting it all together – where you come in
This is one post in a series of more than 30, devoted to helping you get up to speed quickly with the new Skype Web SDK. Each lesson comes with source code (in GitHub) and a working demo page so you can see what it does. Check out the full list of posts on the Skype Web SDK page.
As we come to the end of this series, I want to take a moment to look back across the series and consider all the great things we’ve been able to accomplish with the new Skype Web SDK. Although it’s still only in preview we’ve been able to write webpages which allow users to log in and out, keep their information up to date, manage their contacts, create, host and join conferences and make and receive both audio and video calls. For an initial release, that’s quite a powerful set of functionality, and I think having such a breadth of features will mean that this new SDK enjoys a good take-up amongst developers.
Of course, in this series we’ve only really been playing about, using each feature in isolation and not putting them together to form interesting, useful applications. But that’s where you come up – Skype for Business developers! Now that you’re at the end of these 30 lessons you know about the same as I do about the Skype Web SDK, and you’re in the best position possible to develop something amazing for the community.
I’m sure you’ll see have questions (I do!) and the SDK is going to evolve as some of features we’ve been promised (WebRTC support, Sharing support etc) are added. Of course, I’ll do my best to try and keep you up to date as possible, but if you have any questions don’t forget about the MSDN forums. There is a dedicated forum for this SDK – the MSDN Skype Web SDK forum. That’s a good place to post your questions, but also comments and feature requests.
There are (I think) plenty of good Skype Web SDK applications out there waiting to be written. It’s my intention to write some or more and publish the source code here in the future. However, that won’t be for a little while (I have some other priorities to get through first, most pressingly two weeks off to relax, get some sun and do some thinking!) so I want you to take the lessons, ideas and code from here today and Go Build! And, if you build something and want to share it with me, I’d be more than happy to feature it as a blog post here. Anything that can help spread the word about Skype for Business Development is good by me, so let me know if you build something!
This concludes the official run of Learn Skype Web SDK blog posts. As and when new functionality is released into the SDK, or as I find different ways of doing thing, I’ll add extra days to the overall series, but they won’t now be daily updates. I hope you’ve enjoyed the series and have found it useful.
Good Luck with your next Skype Web SDK project! Let me know how it goes.