Being an old-time messaging developer with IRC, PSYC and XMPP experience, I tinkered with Adobe Flash and web-based VoIP back in its time.
One day in 2012 I had to to choose between LinPhone and WebRTC as the technical foundation for a new product. WebRTC, combined with XMPP for signaling ended up being the right choice. That is how I ended up reverse-engineering how Hangouts was going to be implemented with WebRTC.
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