The Web will be faster
Posted by finid
on June 13, 2011
Category : Commentary
Tags : spdy
Remember SPDY? Yep, it’s pronounced “SPeeDY.” In case you forgot, or have never heard about it, it’s a Google project designed “… to reduce the latency of web pages.” Well, it has gone into limited commercial production. Erica Naone of Technology Review has an article about it. She writes:
Website optimization company Strangeloop has built SPDY into its flagship product Site Optimizer, software that sits in between a website and its users, and adjusts the site’s code to make pages load more quickly. Strangeloop’s customers will have the ability to turn the protocol on easily; in tests, the protocol has sped up websites by 10 to 20 percent.
At first, this will only make a difference for people who visit websites using Google’s Chrome browser (the only one that supports SDPY), but Strangeloop expects that it could end up having a big impact on mobile devices as well, since Google is likely to build SPDY into browsers designed for Android.
You may read the rest of the article here.