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The SPDY Book: Making Websites Fly


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The SPDY Book

Making Websites Fly


Building high performance websites is hard—let’s go shopping! Better
yet, let’s take the best ideas from the past 10 years on how to
improve HTTP and wrap them up in a brand new protocol named SPDY. In
The SPDY Book, you will learn all of the secrets behind this new
protocol from Google. Compression, multiplexing, writing directly to
the browser’s cache are not only possible with SPDY, but easy. Google
is already using it in production on all of their sites to make their
services even faster. Why shouldn’t your websites do the same?

This work was written and produced entirely by the author. We are proud to be distributing it.

About this Title

Pages: 158
Published: 2011-08-08
Release: P1.0 (2011-08-08)
ISBN: pending

Fear the blank page. If your website does not load in 4 seconds, 1/3
of your potential customers will close the browser never to give you a
second thought. Stop losing those customers!

In The SPDY Book, you will see how to take an existing website and
make it fly. You’ll see how a few SPDY additions to your
application code can improve real performance by 50% or more—while
still keeping your website 100% backwards compatible with older
browsers. From the folks at Google, the new SPDY protocol (pronounced
“Speedy”) promises this and more. Your websites will be blazingly
fast, be more reliable and more secure. This book won’t stop at the
surface, but will delve into specific techniques to achieve these
results. You also get a deep dive into the protocol itself to better
understand how SPDY really works. In an age of ever more fickle web
and mobile users, you can’t afford to ignore this breakthrough


Contents & Extracts

Inside this electronic-only eBook, you’ll find:

  • Introduction
  • A Case for SPDY
  • Your First SPDY App (sample)
  • SPDY and the Real World
  • SPDY Push
  • The Basics
  • Server Push—A Killer Feature (sample)
  • Control Frames in Depth
  • SPDY and SSL
  • SPDY Alternatives
  • The Future


  • Installing Express-SPDY
  • Using Wireshark to Sniff SSL Packets
  • Google Chrome


Reformed Perl hacker. Willing Rubyist. Organizer for B’more on Rails. Big into chains. Author of the SPDY Book.