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High Performance Browser Networking

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.

Author Ilya Grigorik, a web performance engineer at Google, demonstrates performance optimization best practices for TCP, UDP, and TLS protocols, and explains unique wireless and mobile network optimization requirements. You’ll then dive into performance characteristics of technologies such as HTTP 2.0, client-side network scripting with XHR, real-time streaming with SSE and WebSocket, and P2P communication with WebRTC.

  • Deliver superlative TCP, UDP, and TLS performance
  • Speed up network performance over 3G/4G mobile networks
  • Develop fast and energy-efficient mobile applications
  • Address bottlenecks in HTTP 1.x and other browser protocols
  • Plan for and deliver the best HTTP 2.0 performance
  • Enable efficient real-time streaming in the browser
  • Create efficient peer-to-peer videoconferencing and low-latency applications with real-time WebRTC transports

Table of Contents
Part I: Networking 101
Chapter 1. Primer on Latency and Bandwidth
Chapter 2. Building Blocks of TCP
Chapter 3. Building Blocks of UDP
Chapter 4. Transport Layer Security (TLS)

Part II: Performance of Wireless Networks
Chapter 5. Introduction to Wireless Networks
Chapter 6. WiFi
Chapter 7. Mobile Networks
Chapter 8. Optimizing for Mobile Networks

Chapter 9. Brief History of HTTP
Chapter 10. Primer on Web Performance
Chapter 11. HTTP 1.X
Chapter 12. HTTP 2.0
Chapter 13. Optimizing Application Delivery

Part IV: Browser APIs and Protocols
Chapter 14. Primer on Browser Networking
Chapter 15. XMLHttpRequest
Chapter 16. Server-Sent Events (SSE)
Chapter 17. WebSocket
Chapter 18. WebRTC

Book Details

  • Paperback: 404 pages
  • Publisher: O’Reilly Media (September 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449344763
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449344764
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