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Welcome

Welcome to the birth of WebOps Weekly - a new weekly covering HTTP, Web technologies, infrastructure and performance. Check out the 'interview' with me below for more. Enjoy!

Featured
Hello HTTP/2, Goodbye SPDY   HTTP/2 is an update for the Web’s underlying protocol and includes features like as multiplexing and header compression that have evolved from Google’s SPDY protocol. Google plans to drop support for SPDY in Chrome in 2016 to focus on HTTP/2.
Pushpin: A New Way to Build Realtime HTTP and WebSocket Services   A pub/sub service meets reverse proxy that works with any backend and lets you serve realtime and non-realtime endpoints from the same app.
Server-Sent Events Reach W3C Recommendation Status   SSE provides an API for opening an HTTP connection for receiving push notifications from a server in the form of DOM events. They’re quite popular now but here’s one of the classic tutorials on their use.
Awesome WPO: A Curated List of Web Performance Optimization Resources   Anyone can contribute, but so far includes things like analyzers, benchmarking tools, image optimizers, minifiers, and specs.
Securing the Web: W3C TAG Findings   The W3C’s Technical Architecture Group has officially approved recommendations that the Web should move to HTTPS by default.
Q&A
Peter Cooper
Publisher-in-chief, Cooper Press

So what's WebOps Weekly really all about?

It's a weekly newsletter aimed at anyone interested in HTTP, Web performance, Web servers, infrastructure, CDNs, and anything involved in getting Web content from the metal to the end users.

Isn't that really just 'devops'?

No. I've kept looking into this and DevOps tends to covers a lot of process and people oriented areas, such as 'Agile', quality assurance, management, CI, deployment processes, and collaboration. We're more focused on the underlying technology.

Why are you doing a Q&A with yourself anyway?

I want to experiment with new forms of content in our newsletters, and hope to frequently include small interviews in WebOps Weekly. This is where it starts :-)

Infrastructure and Protocols
Resilient Networking: Planning for Failure   ‘All connections are slow some of the time. All connections fail some of the time.’ So we need to be prepared for even 4G users to be falling back to 3G and 2G occasionally on our sites.
Multiplexing with SPDY and HTTP/2   Guy Bedford talks about how HTTP/2 changes how we optimize for performance in the front-end, and how we can begin transitioning to multiplexing workflows today.
Comcast: A Poor Network Connection Simulator   Tinkers behind the scenes with ipfw/pfctl/iptables/tc to make your network temporarily act poorly to enable more realistic testing.
Performance
Speeding Up HTTPS with Session Resumption   TLS has several features that can be used to eliminate round trips during when resuming a session. Nick focuses on session resumption based on session ID which works in all modern browsers.
Fast-Forward (Web) Performance – The Future Looks Bright   The APIs and technologies involved in measuring Web site performance and making Web pages faster.
A Performance Timing Google Chrome Extension   Graphs common performance timing data from your current website using the performance timing API.
5 Ways to Make Your Site Smaller and Faster   Optimize images, use a CDN, use smaller glyph fonts, generate static files, and lazy load resources.
Server-side and Deployment
Running Ruby On Rails On IIS8 (or Anything Else, Really) with The New HttpPlatformHandler   HttpPlatformHandler allows IIS to host anything that can run on Windows and listen on a certain port, basically a reverse proxy plugin.
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