SPDY: An experimental protocol for a faster web – The Chromium Projects

Google and other browser manufacturers are all working to create a much faster browser experience. Techniques of late include state of the art javascript execution engines, and Google Chrome in particular really sped up adoption of HTTP 1.1 persistence of connections. along with pre-fetching and DNS caching. All of which quickly made Google Chrome the king of the benchmarks. I too switched once I tried it out. So now that the Google back end universe continues to grow (Google Docs, Google Mail, YouTube, etc.) the engineers at Google have to find more ways to shave micro-seconds off the download times. Not afraid to question fundamental underpinnings of the Web they designed their own replacement for Tim Berners Lee’s original HTTP protocol. It’s called SPDY and it is meant to speedy.