Portland, OR: Chris Storm, owner of EEE Computes, a Web consulting business, and author of The SPDY Book, had a message for all Web developers and designers at the O’Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON): “HTTP is antiquated and obsolete.”
HTTP, the Web’s fundamental protocol that’s used by all Web browsers and sites, “hasn’t been updated in twelve years,” says Storm. “The last time HTTP was updated, Bill Clinton was president and there was no Ubuntu Linux,” he points out.
That might be fine, if HTTP was fast enough for today’s Web, he asserts; but it’s not. Strom says we need a new protocol that can deliver Web pages and sophisticated Web apps faster and more reliably. That protocol is Google’s SPDY.