Web Server

W12 Fast Focus: HTTP/2: What You Need to Know


2:00pm - 2:20pm

Level: Intermediate

Robert Boedigheimer

Principal Systems Developer

Schwan's Home Delivery

The HTTP 1.1 protocol has served us long and well, but HTTP/2 is better designed for modern websites. Existing sites should just work with the latest version, but they can drop many of the old tricks they used to squeeze out performance like CSS Sprites, domain sharing and file bundling. This session will review the major features of HTTP/2 and how to best utilize the new protocol.

You will learn:

  • Performance techniques that should not be used anymore
  • Strategies for adopting HTTP/2 while still supporting HTTP 1.1
  • Single HTTP connection to reduce overhead and improve efficiency