Linked by Kroc Camen on Thu 12th Nov 2009 19:30 UTC
Google Google have created a new HTTP-based protocol "SPDY" (pronounced "Speedy") to solve the problem of the client-server latency with HTTP. "We want to continue building on the web's tradition of experimentation and optimization, to further support the evolution of websites and browsers. So over the last few months, a few of us here at Google have been experimenting with new ways for web browsers and servers to speak to each other, resulting in a prototype web server and Google Chrome client with SPDY support."
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JacobMunoz
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2006-03-17

Good link, but it kind of makes me think this architecture will never get adopted. Nine years after it's namesake and I sure as heck never heard of it (although it does exactly what I was looking for). But there lies the problem, how do you enable it's adoption on a widespread basis, without breaking compatibility, and without locking into a vendor's service? Google Wave, innocent as it is - it's still a provided service delivered by a company. I'm looking for an architectural change (like I.M.2000) that could be adopted transparently, perhaps we'll have to wait till email's completely unusable for it to really change...?

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