Articles by Patrick McManus
Using Immutable Caching To Speed Up The Web
The benefits of immutable caching mean that when a page is refreshed, which is an extremely common social media scenario, elements that were previously marked immutable with an HTTP response header do not have to be revalidated with the server. Lacking this hint, the browser needs to guess which objects may or may not change on reload - wasting time on one hand or risking website incompatibility on the other.
SPDY Brings Responsive and Scalable Transport to Firefox 11
Firefox 11 contains the first Firefox implementation of the SPDY protocol. SPDY is a secure web transport protocol that encapsulates HTTP/1 while replacing its aging connection management strategies. This results in more responsive page loads today and enables better scalability with the real time web of tomorrow. The most important goal of SPDY is to […]