Social network Facebook has implemented on their servers support the new Internet protocol SPDY, developed by Google and designed for faster transmission of online content.
Technically, SPDY is similar to the more common HTTP, but has a number of new features that allow it to quickly transfer content to client connections.
The SPDY developer – is a Google and until recently, the protocol anywhere but resources of the Internet giant has no use. The exception was the fund software development Apache Software Foundation, which late last year issued a SPDY-module for the web server Apache. Also recently announced support for SPDY WordPress.com, and Google itself has implemented support for SPDY in postal Gmail. In Twitter say that now test the ability to support SPDY.
It is obvious that the introduction of such a giant as SPDY Facebook – is a great victory for developing Google. In Facebook say SPDY allows you to upload content to 70% faster compared to HTTP.
From a technical point of view, SPDY uses a number of techniques that accelerate the web download, including multi-threaded HTTP-requests, separate data on the control channels and data channels, the priority of any channel, the use of different techniques of compression posting and other niceties. According to experts, there is nothing revolutionary in the SPDY not, however, Google combines all popular web acceleration technology in a single package and put them in order. In Google say that they wrote the technology from scratch. It uses the same HTTP-header, but the algorithm is rewritten several sessions. For example, there can be passed concurrent queries in a single TCP-session.
In terms of browsers, SPDY now works with Google Chrome, in addition, support for this protocol is expected in the eleventh version of Mozilla Firefox. In the foreseeable future, Microsoft is unlikely to turn on support for SPDY in Internet Explorer, as the software giant is promoting its own protocol HTTP Speed + Mobility.
SPDY – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SPDY