July 12, 2012

What is SPDY? Post on Lincoln Loop’s blog

Posted in Software at 21:00 by graham

I blogged an introduction to and explanation of SPDY, the next-gen HTTP. It should cover all the basics.

SPDY (pronounced speedy) is a replacement for HTTP, and feels like a wrapper for it. SPDY is a packet (frame) oriented binary protocol, usually wrapped in TLS (SSL), and as such a little harder to follow than HTTP. Our care free days in the jungle, surviving on the bare necessities and debugging connections with telnet, are coming to an end. In exchange, we get faster loading apps, which are secure by default.

The most important goal of SPDY is to transport web content using fewer TCP connections. It does this by multiplexing large numbers of transactions onto one TLS connection.

What is SPDY? – Read the rest

1 Comment »

  1. Ganpat said,

    August 12, 2012 at 12:41

    The problem of csruoe, is that they bothered to submit it to the IETF in the first place.First, to point out, the IETF has no power what-so-ever. They are an internet standards body because that’s what they say they are. Additionally they have enough people as members who actually know what they are talking about that that usually the standards they come up with are pretty decent. From a development perspective, it’s helpful since you can point and say I’m basing my work on RFC blah blah blah and you can usually be assured that the RFC has been well thought out. But they are a ton of protocols, processes, standards so to speak that are actively used out in the wild that has no RFC correlation. That never will, because no one can be bothered to go through the pain of submission. Because by submitting a proposal, you are essentially requesting a work group to review it.

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