HTTP, the standard that defines how computers communicate over the Internet, has not changed since 1999. The modern Web, however, has become much more complex; HTTP/2 helps to address this brave new world. HTTP/2 is designed to help web pages load faster, but does it live up to the hype? Do you need to change your web applications to embrace the new standard? How can you get started with testing and deploying HTTP/2 today?
Nick Shadrin offers a detailed overview of the protocol, outlines some cases when it significantly helps your website performance, and explains why, in some cases, the older version of the protocol performs better.
Nick Shadrin is a product manager at NGINX, the company behind the most popular web server technology among high-performance web sites. Nick has helped many top websites to get to the next step in application delivery through the use of cutting-edge architecture approaches and solutions. He enjoys hands-on work with Linux systems, networking, HTTP, and IoT; he likes to see a challenging technical problem and solve it on a fundamental level. Previously, Nick worked at Citrix and ZScaler, helping users make the web experience faster and more secure.
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