- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Packt Publishing (July 26, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1847199968
- ISBN-13: 978-1847199966
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.7 x 11 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,064,079 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Anthony Minessale Anthony Minessale is an industry veteran with many years of experience working in software development, telecommunications, and networking. After working for several years as an Asterisk developer he set out to create a new VoIP telecommunications platform. Under his leadership the FreeSWITCH project was born and has grown into a world-class soft-switch. Anthony actively develops and offers professional support services for FreeSWITCH.
Darren Schreiber Darren Schreiber is the creator of a popular open-source GUI for FreeSWITCH. After working with phone systems since the age of 13, Darren has gone on to develop and manage multiple enterprise SaaS infrastructures for IT, voice, and e-commerce systems. He is currently working on development and support services for turn-key solutions that enable VoIP and hosted PBX carrier services.
Michael S. Collins Michael Collins is a 15-year veteran of telecommunications and PBX systems. A relative newcomer to VoIP, he discovered FreeSWITCH in its very early stages and has been an enthusiastic community member ever since. He works with the core FreeSWITCH development team, assisting with documentation and community development. Michael currently works for a technology company that makes extensive use of FreeSWITCH.
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Upon completing the first half of the book readers will find their understanding of not only Freeswitch but of the voice over internet protocol will be greatly enhanced. The book tells readers the beginnings of phone systems and the future of them with the use of Freeswitch. The authors suggest reading the first chapter multiple times at different intervals within the book, I would also endorse this as it helps the reader gain some extra insight into the Freeswitch architecture.
Novice users will find chapter 2 very useful as it goes though the installation process step by step for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. It also discusses the different prerequisites for compiling and installing on these different operating systems. I was impressed with the instructions to compile and install on Windows operating systems as they are very in depth making it easy to follow. Not that I would recommend using Freeswitch on top of Windows but if you needed to do so I wouldn't try it without this book.
More advanced topics are introduced in chapter 7 by programing IVR menu's with the built-in Lua language. The subjects and examples covered here are extremely useful to any Freeswitch programer showing basic and advanced menus with database integration. The examples used in the chapter will help readers develop their own sophisticated IVR menus for use within phone systems or enterprise level switches. Whichever way you are headed there is an example to help you design the perfect IVR.
Engineers looking for enterprise level systems would find chapter 9 of interest since it covers the ability of external control for Freeswitch. This gives designers different methods to interact and work with the Freeswitch application using an api. This is especially helpful in enterprise systems to provide monitoring and administration to basic users using a webpage or other form of simple navigation. Through the api a webpage can give a user the ability to complete most tasks within Freeswitch easily using a GUI.
After reading the whole book, and maybe reading a couple of chapters over a few times, readers will have a complete knowledge of what Freeswitch is and how it can improve their voip implementation. Whether using it on Windows or Linux, for a small office or a internet telephone service provider this book will have something useful for all readers. It is not overly basic for advanced users or too technical for beginners, the context is introduced in a format not to overwhelm first time users. I found all the information very helpful and useful to expand my Freeswitch knowledge allowing me to add new features to phone systems and enterprise systems.