Chapter 6. Optimizing for HTTP/2

This chapter covers
  • What HTTP/2 changes for web developers
  • Whether HTTP/1.1 web performance techniques are antipatterns under HTTP/2
  • Other performance techniques and whether they’re still relevant under HTTP/2
  • How to optimize for HTTP/1 and HTTP/2
  • Connection coalescing

You’ve gained a good understanding of HTTP/2: what it aims to solve and how it works, and some of the new features and opportunities it brings. I still have some more advanced topics to cover in the third part of this book, but you’ve enough information to look at what HTTP/2 means for your websites and how you can optimize for it. How should you change your development practices? Can you drop some performance techniques? ...

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