Filtered By Tag: SPDY

Note: Archived Content

This is the archived version of the Zoompf blog. Since our acquisition by Rigor, all our new research and posts on web performance are being published on The Rigor Blog

SPDY is Dead. Long Live HTTP/2!

Earlier this week Google announced that they will deprecate support for SPDY and transition to HTTP/2. As we have discussed before, SPDY was Google's experiment in making the web faster by improving the way your browser communicates with websites. SPDY formed the basis for HTTP/2 and has been largely replaced by it. With HTTP/2 is […]

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HTTP/2: A Fast, Secure Bedrock for the Future of SEO

In prior articles we've written extensively about website performance and securing your website, both factors Google has publicly announced as search ranking factors. These articles provide extensive tips using existing tools and technologies to improve your site performance and security (tips we highly recommend you follow). But did you know Google also developed and is […]

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SPDYCheck’s New Features: HSTS and Custom Ports

I’m happy to announce a new version of SPDYCheck with a number of improvements. SPDYCheck is an online tool that verifies the many different things a website must do to support SPDY. SPDYCheck also tests a test for best practices which ensures SPDY is used whenever possible. In the last 2 years since SPDYCheck was […]

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SPDY coming to Safari, future versions of IE

SPDY, the next generation web transport protocol, continues to gain ground and acceptance. I’ve been watching SPDY very closely and writing extensively about it for the last few years. Last year I broke the news that Facebook had adopted SPDY, ahead of other tech news sites like Wired. Zoompf has also built SPDYCheck.org, to help […]

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Chrome’s Data Compression Proxy

Earlier this year, Google rolled out a new feature for beta versions of mobile Chrome: The Data Compression Proxy. When enabled, your mobile device proxies all its non-SSL web traffic over a SPDY connection to servers at Google. This might sound like something you have heard before. Back when Amazon launched the Kindle Fire, it […]

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Maximizing SPDY and SSL performance

Last week I again spoke at the Responsive Web Design Summit 2013 about SPDY and SSL. Performance has become some intertwined with web development, that Ari and Christopher decided to merge their Web Performance Summit conference into their RWD Summit. Attendance for the performance track of the RWD Summit was easily double that of Web […]

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Facebook Adds SPDY Support!

Facebook has quietly enabled support for SPDY, the super charged HTTP replacement from Google that is serving as the basis for HTTP/2.0. This is a huge leap forward for web performance and the adoption of newer, better protocols to transmit web content. Wider adoption of SPDY means that the need for web performance hacks like […]

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Announcing SPDYCheck: The SPDY Lint Tool

Steam seems to be building up behind SPDY, the next generation web transportation protocol. I wrote back in June that the majority of web browsers speak SPDY, and the majority of web servers are capable of speaking SPDY. Last week, the IETF rechartered the HTTP Working Group to develop HTTP/2.0 based on SPDY. While the […]

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Explaining the CRIME weakness in SPDY and SSL

There is an interesting new security weakness discovered in SPDY and SSL/TLS that allows attackers to decrypt the session cookies for other websites. This weakness, known as CRIME, was discovered by Juliano Rizzo and Thai Duong. They will present their full findings at the Ekoparty Security Conference in Buenos Aires later this month. Since SPDY […]

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Two Reasons You Should Look at SPDY: 58.23% and 64.33%

Google comes up with lots of interesting technology: PageRank, BigTable, self driving cars. The most interesting invention to me at least recently has been the development of SPDY, Google’s faster HTTP replacement protocol. But will SPDY take off like Gmail? Or end up like Dart, (or Wave, or pubsubhubbub…) Luckily I’ve seen two very important […]

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