Baking acceleration into the web itself

In my last blog post, I argued that concurrency is the root of web slowness. The good news is the solution to low concurrency already exists. It's called server hints. Server hints are information that is sent along with the primary object of a web page to optimize the loading…

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What makes the web great also makes it slow

Think of web pages as mashups -- collections of objects (text, markup, images, scripts) fetched from anywhere on the Internet and rendered as a single coherent entity. The web enables the easy combining of content from far-flung sites to create a constantly updating and rich user experience. The mashup is…

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Still So Slow

For me, web browsing is still too slow. Despite a decade of intensive technology innovation and developer education and network infrastructure build out, it's frequently still way too slow. A cache-cleared visit to ESPN's home page today using a FIOS connection took Chrome 6.5 seconds to reach document complete.…

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