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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Another copy-paste move by Google
by harcalion on Thu 12th Nov 2009 21:07 UTC
harcalion
Member since:
2005-07-12

So, after ripping all the features for Chrome off from their competitors and offering none new, now they want to copy paste Opera Unite into their new client-server HTTPish protocol. Will Google ever create anything innovative?

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mckill Member since:
2007-06-12

So, after ripping all the features for Chrome off from their competitors and offering none new, now they want to copy paste Opera Unite into their new client-server HTTPish protocol. Will Google ever create anything innovative?


what do you mean 'rip off' and 'offering none'? their source is there for everyone to also 'rip off' and every webkit change they've done has been committed back to webkit, they didn't fork.

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galvanash Member since:
2006-01-25

So, after ripping all the features for Chrome off from their competitors and offering none new, now they want to copy paste Opera Unite into their new client-server HTTPish protocol. Will Google ever create anything innovative?


As stupid as it sounds, probably the most noteworthy feature of Google Chrome (and the one that differentiates it the most) is that it puts its tabs above the address bar. Innovative? I wouldn't say that - it just plain makes more sense that way. But it certainly wasn't ripped off from anyone else.

As for Opera Unite??? What in the hell are you talking about? This SPDY stuff isn't even remotely related to that, and I mean not even r e m o t e l y.

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FealDorf Member since:
2008-01-07

[I'll probably be voted negative for this but who cares!]

Chrome = Speed Dial, Top-tabs, bookmark syncing, etc..
Opera DOES have all these before Chrome. The first two were introduced in Opera before anywhere else, while I believe Opera was the first browser to integrate bookmark sync.
SPDY is more like Opera Turbo on the other hand, which compresses HTTP streams but also reduces quality of images.
Hell, even GMail wasn't the first 1GB mail -- I remember this mac fansite (spymac? it's a strange site now) who offered 1GB free email before Google did.

Opera is often innovative but doesn't put much energy into refining it. Google on the other hand, waxes and polishes it and makes it shiny for the user.

[rant]And seriously; it being open source doesn't automatically mean that any business can and will adopt it.. It's better, sure.. but that doesn't stop their world domination ^_^[/rant]

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