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 web application delivery professional with many years of international experience. He has worked in various roles for major IT vendors and cloud companies and currently works as a technical solutions architect for NGINX. Previously, Nick implemented website-optimization systems for some major well-known websites.
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