Google is really doing good in the web arena nowadays and just today, they’ve announced a new HTTP-based protocol “SPDY” (pronounced as “SPeeDY”) to solve the problem of the client-server latency with HTTP. Moreover, Google is trying to implement this new technology in their Chrome browser and other open-source web servers. Just imagine browsing the web as fast as turning a page of a magazine? Here’s a summary of this new experiment by Google.
As part of the “Let’s make the web faster” initiative, we are experimenting with alternative protocols to help reduce the latency of web pages. One of these experiments is SPDY (pronounced “SPeeDY”), an application-layer protocol for transporting content over the web, designed specifically for minimal latency. In addition to a specification of the protocol, we have developed a SPDY-enabled Google Chrome browser and open-source web server. In lab tests, we have compared the performance of these applications over HTTP and SPDY, and have observed up to 64% reductions in page load times in SPDY. We hope to engage the open source community to contribute ideas, feedback, code, and test results, to make SPDY the next-generation application protocol for a faster web.