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Friday, November 13, 2009

Google SPDY Protocol Aims to Make Web Pages Load Faster

Google has released experimental work of a protocol that tries to speed up the web. It’s called SPDY, prononunced “speedy”. They write:

[SPDY is] an application-layer protocol for transporting content over the web, designed specifically for minimal latency. In addition to a specification of the protocol, we have developed a SPDY-enabled Google Chrome browser and open-source web server. In lab tests, we have compared the performance of these applications over HTTP and SPDY, and have observed up to 64% reductions in page load times in SPDY. We hope to engage the open source community to contribute ideas, feedback, code, and test results, to make SPDY the next-generation application protocol for a faster web.

[Thanks BizAbh!]


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