This is the second in a series of articles looking at some of the JDK Enhancement Proposals (JEPS) hoping to make their way into Java 9. Last week we looked at JShell. This week, after looking at the good, the bad and the ugly the focus is on HTTP/2 in JEP 110. This proposal aims to define a new […]

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I spent the last few weeks investigating HTTP/2, the successor of HTTP1.1 and I’d like to share my findings and thoughts in this article. Let’s start by saying: if the question you have in mind at this point is “Can I really use it today, not only for experiments but also in production?” My answer would be: “YES, […]

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By Clay Smith This post was originally published over at the New Relic blog The Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) underpins the World Wide Web and cyberspace. If that sounds dated, consider that the version of the protocol most commonly in use, HTTP 1.1, is nearly 20 years old. When it was ratified back in 1997, floppy […]

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By Yakov Fain Lots of things are happening in JavaScript. As of today it’s the liveliest software ecosystem. The last time I’ve can recall seeing such an interesting gathering was 15 years ago in Java. The Past Fifteen years ago Java developers were looking down on the JavaScript folks. It was assumed that JavaScript was […]

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Google homebrew Go is continuing to evolve at a rapid pace, with version 1.6 of the language now ready officially GA and ready for production. In the seventh major release for Go, this time around, the big news is HTTP/2 support in its net/http package. Currently used by around 6.5% of all websites (and 13.6% […]

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This May saw the quiet foundation of a second epoch for the web with the final release of the HTTP/2 standard. The first revision of HTTP since 1997, this renovation of the long established protocol addresses the latency issues that have arisen with the advent of a broadband driven network. It also makes changes to how data is […]

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It’s hard to overstate how much has changed in the world since HTTP 1.1 went final, in June 1999. There were no smartphones, Google had not yet IPO’d, Java Swing was less than a year old—you get the idea. Yet for all that change, HTTP remains at version 1.1. Change is finally coming. HTTP 2.0 […]

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