The SPDY (pronounced “SPeeDY”) protocol allows web sites to be transmitted more efficiently to the web browser, using stream multiplexing, header compression, and server-initiated resource pushes. SPDY is now implemented in several browsers, servers, and CDNs, including Chrome, Firefox, and Apache, with more on the way.
In this talk we’ll start with a quick overview of SPDY and the mechanisms it employs to improve latency. We’ll then discuss the current options available for enabling SPDY on your own sites, and go over best practices and tools for optimizing your site for SPDY delivery, such as server push and TCP window size tuning. We’ll finish with a live demo, enabling and optimizing a site for SPDY.
Matthew Steele is a software engineer at Google, working on making the web faster. Matthew has worked on Page Speed for Firefox and Chrome, has contributed to mod_pagespeed, and most recently, has led design and development of mod_spdy for Apache.
Roberto has always had a passion for making things faster, better, and more reliable. This passion led him to co-create SPDY at Google, where he has worked since 2004. Before Google, Roberto worked at SportVision, where, while working on creating new realtime augmented reality systems for sports television, he helped the company to win a number of Emmy awards .
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