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HTTP/2 Protocol in Plain English using Wireshark

A quick HTTP/2 lab test using BIG-IP VE, one client and Wireshark Read more
Average Rating: 5.0
18 Reviews

What is HTTP Part X - HTTP/2

In the penultimate article in this What is HTTP? series we covered iRules and local traffic policies and the power they can unleash on your HTTP traffic. To date in this series, the content primarily focuses on HTTP/1.1, as that is still the... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
3 Reviews

SPDY/HTTP2 Profile Impact on Variable Use

When using SPDY/HTTP2 profile, TCL variables set before the HTTP_REQUEST event are not carried over to further events. This is easily reproducible with this simple iRule: when CLIENT_ACCEPTED { set default_pool [LB::server pool] } when... Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: HTTP/2

HTTP/2 is the new version (developed in 2015) of the HTTP protocol.  It comes with several key enhancements over the older HTTP 1.0 and HTTP 1.1 versions.  Check out the video below to learn about the new HTTP/2 protocol, why you should... Read more
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Ops Briefing: #HTTP2 Adoption

It’s been just over a year since the HTTP/2 standard was made the “official” HTTP standard. When we’re talking about an entrenched – like dug in and with enough rations to outlast a multi-year siege entrenched – technology, however, it takes a lot... Read more
Average Rating: 4.7
3 Reviews

Multiplexing: TCP vs HTTP2

Can you use both? Of course you can! Here comes the (computer) science… One of the big performance benefits of moving to HTTP/2 comes from its extensive use of multiplexing. For the uninitiated, multiplexing is the practice of using a single... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
3 Reviews

How HTTP/2 Eliminates Technical Debt

Developers are – despite their attention to what is considered a very logic-based field of study – a very creative group. Give them a hurdle to overcome and they will. The problem, of course, is not that they’ve solved a problem, it’s that in... Read more
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Microservices and HTTP/2

It's all about that architecture. There's a lot of things we do to improve the performance of web and mobile applications.  We use caching. We use compression. We offload security (SSL and TLS) to a proxy with greater compute... Read more
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What Ops Needs to Know about HTTP/2

So HTTP/2 is official. That means all the talking is (finally) done and after 16 years of waiting, we've got ourselves a new lingua franca of the web. Okay, maybe that's pushing it, but we do have a new standard to move to that offers... Read more
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F5 Friday: Should you stay with HTTP/1 or move to HTTP/2 ?

Application experience aficionados take note: you have choices now. No longer are you constrained to just HTTP/1 with a side option of WebSockets or SPDY. HTTP/2 is also an option, one that like its SPDY predecessor brings with it several enticin... Read more
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What are you waiting for?

The future of HTTP is here, or almost here.   It has been 5 years since SPDY was first introduced as a better way to deliver web sites.  A lot has happened since then.  Chrome, Firefox, Opera and some IE installations support... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
4 Reviews