HTTP/2 - what does it bring and does it matter?

HTTP 1.1 was standardized 16 years ago. Let's see what next big revision brings and was it worth the wait.

HTTP 1.1 is one of the most ubiquitous application protocols and foundation of the World Wide Web. It has served us well for more than 15 years, but now the time has come to give it a facelift, or at least this is what they would like us to believe.

HTTP/2 is rather new: it was proposed as a standard in February 2015. and the specification was published in May. This talk will explain why the new version was needed, what problems it tries to solve and shed some light on technical aspects of proposed changes. Some of the controversies related to the protocol will also be discussed.

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Zdeslav Vojković

I started programming ages ago, when ZX Spectrum and C64 were synonyms for home computer.

I write code professionally for more than 15 years, have worked in various industries, from automotive to financial, and co-own a small software development workshop where I work as a consultant/contractor/whatever for various clients whom I try to educate about advantages of open source software.

In my spare time, I try to tame my three kids, without significant success.

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