Stupid Web Caching (and Other Intermediary) Tricks

Web Performance 209/210
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- Taming Server Concurrency

- Hiding Latency

- Hiding Errors

- Caching Anything You Want

- CARP Farming

- Cache Invalidation is Easy

- Cache Invalidation is Easy (second try)

- Zipf’s Law is your Friend (and so is your replacement algorithm)

- Interlude: Some Interesting Metrics

- Offloading Authentication

- Extreme Request Routing

- Request Canonicalisation

- Keeping Connections Unnaturally Alive

- The Finer Points of Browser Caching

- (ab)Using Microsoft’s Caching Extensions

- Serving Dynamic Applications from Cache

- Finding “transparent” proxies

- Improving Comet

- Build Your Own HTTP Intermediaries

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Mark Nottingham


Mark Nottingham is a Principal Technical Yahoo!, putting together Web-based infrastructure for sites like Yahoo! Finance, Sports, Tech, TV and Movies.

He has spent the last decade designing, debugging, serving and caching Web content, with past stints at Merrill Lynch, Akamai and BEA Systems, along with scars from writing specifications like the Atom Syndication Format, WS-Policy and the WS-I Basic Profile, and chairing both IETF and W3C Working Groups.

Right now, his focus is on using HTTP for what the rest of the industry calls Web Services.

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kathy allen
06/23/2010 9:10am PDT

too short, too crowded, BUT excellent presentation. the 1 foot view of the problems and fixes were what i wanted. showing log lines +1

Leif Wickland
06/23/2010 6:58am PDT

Great presentation, Mark. I learned a lot.

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Steve Souders
05/17/2010 5:06am PDT

Mark knows a lot about HTTP. I remember stumbling across one of his articles in my early early days researching HTTP improvements. He hails from down under, so I’m psyched he was able to travel all this way to share his expertise. He’s been working on this for a long time, and leads the IETF HTTPBIS Working Group, so this is where to be to learn about HTTP performance.

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