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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Opera Turbo is a proxy. If you don't mind your data being routed through Europe and heavily compressed beyond recognition.

SPDY is _not_ a feature in some web browser--it is a communications standard that anybody could implement in any browser. They have created a test version in Chrome, but Mozilla could just as well implement it too.

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FealDorf Member since:

Both of the technologies do the same thing -- compress webpages. One does it via a proxy, the other does it through protocol implementation. And a proxy is much easier to integrate as compared to a wholly new standard. Unless you have something racially against europe, if it sends me my pages faster I have no issues. Images? Yes! It's for viewing web pages faster on slow dialups. That's the exact intent. So other than your personal bias against opera, there's not much else different.

To sum it up, both of them do *exactly* the same thing - compress web pages. One does it via a proxy, the other is a wholly new standard. Now read the part where I said, Opera innovates and Google polishes it.

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Johann Chua Member since:

Unless you have something racially against europe, if it sends me my pages faster I have no issues.

Way to jump to conclusions. Depending on where you are, re-routing through Europe could make things slower.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:

I do have concerns with increasing displays of racism in Europe ( and other places as well) , if that's what you meant. But, I'd just prefer not to MITM myself out of paranoia.

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