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High Performance Browser Networking

What every web developer should know about networking and web performance

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How prepared are you to build fast and efficient web applications? This eloquent book provides what every web developer should know about the network, from fundamental limitations that affect performance to major innovations for building even more powerful browser applications—including HTTP 2.0 and XHR improvements, Server-Sent Events (SSE), WebSocket, and WebRTC.

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On Dec 1 Rob Friesel wrote: required reading for folks working in the web stack
If you are working where the web is your deployment platform, then HPBN has strong coverage of the protocols, networks, and APIs that you're using every day. Grigorik asserts that latency is the true performance problem of the web, and goes on to tell a compelling end-to-end story, looking at TCP, UDP, and TLS, then then different kinds of wireless networks between you and your users, and finally going deep on HTTP, XHR, SSE, WebSockets, and WebRTC. This should be required reading for anyone deploying applications to the web. I don't know of any other books quite like this one. Full Review  >

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On Nov 11 Radhakrishna MV wrote: Explains in plain-English, the hows and whys of networking topics related to browsers
As a web developer with a keen interest in (desktop & mobile) browsers and web performance, I enjoyed reading this book High Performance Browser Networking by networking guru, Ilya Grigorik and picked numerous practical tips that I can put to work. I had several "aha!" moments while reading it. Full Review  >

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