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Why I hate best practices

Best practice pinned on noticeboardHave you ever worked with some fan of best practices? I’m sure you have. “Best practices” (from now on BP) are kind of a mantra for a lot of IT workers and when you come across one of these people, everything is about this or that document on line with a list of BP that you cannot afford not to follow to the letter if you want to have a chance to do a nice job.

If I’m writing this article it’s … Continue Reading

Google goes one step further with SPDY

As part of the “Let’s make the web faster” initiative, Google is experimenting with alternative protocols to help reduce the latency of web pages.

Among various experiments, SPDY (pronounced “SPeeDY”) is an application-layer protocol for transporting content over the web, designed specifically for minimal latency.

Since HTTP was not particularly designed for latency, there is plenty of space for improvements, in fact SPDY aims to reduce page load time to 50%, minimise deployment complexity and a lot more things. You can find … Continue Reading