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Google "SPDY" A 2x Faster Web Protocol  (View post)

BizAbh [PersonRank 10]

Thursday, November 12, 2009
13 years ago4,242 views

Google Research Blog Says:

"Today we'd like to share with the web community information about SPDY, pronounced "SPeeDY", an early-stage research project that is part of our effort to make the web faster. SPDY is at its core an application-layer protocol for transporting content over the web. It is designed specifically for minimizing latency through features such as multiplexed streams, request prioritization and HTTP header compression.

We started working on SPDY while exploring ways to optimize the way browsers and servers communicate. Today, web clients and servers speak HTTP. HTTP is an elegantly simple protocol that emerged as a web standard in 1996 after a series of experiments. HTTP has served the web incredibly well. We want to continue building on the web's tradition of experimentation and optimization, to further support the evolution of websites and browsers. So over the last few months, a few of us here at Google have been experimenting with new ways for web browsers and servers to speak to each other, resulting in a prototype web server and Google Chrome client with SPDY support."


Above 1 comments were made in the forum before this was blogged,

Zim [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Something interesting: the rumors say Google will consider page loading speed too to rank websites.

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

> Google will consider page loading speed too to rank websites...

Fair enough, provided they assign "page loading speed" a much lower importance than, say, rollover ads, popups, browser window re-sizing and interstitials.

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