Making Open Work
May 8–9, 2017: Training & Tutorials
May 10–11, 2017: Conference
Austin, TX

HTTP/2 and asynchronous APIs

Davey Shafik (Akamai)
11:50am12:30pm Thursday, May 11, 2017
Location: Meeting Room 14 (Sponsored)
Average rating: ****.
(4.78, 9 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Explore asynchronous requests with the HTTP/2 protocol


HTTP/2 (H2) is coming, and along with it comes a whole new way of communicating over the web. Connection reuse, prioritization, multiplexing, and server push are just some of the features in H2. Davey Shafik explores the HTTP/2 protocol, explains how to use asynchronous requests right now with HTTP/1.x, and discusses what asynchronous requests and H2 mean for your API and clients in the future.

This session is sponsored by Akamai.

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Davey Shafik


Davey Shafik is a developer evangelist at Akamai Technologies. A full-time developer with over 15 years of experience in PHP and related technologies, Davey has written several books and numerous articles and spoken at conferences the world over. He is best known for his book the Zend PHP Certification Study Guide and as the creator of PHP Archive for PHP 5.3 and release manager for PHP 7.1. Davey is passionate about improving the tech community. He co-organizes the Prompt initiative (, dedicated to lifting the stigma surrounding mental health discussions, and has worked with PHPWomen since its inception.