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COVID-19 and the Internet

To understand how the internet is performing with the changes in internet use brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, we investigated two key metrics during February and March in some…

Give it some Gousto: how we handle spiky traffic

As with most websites, Gousto has a relatively regular traffic profile; however, this is anything but flat. By employing a number of different architectural best practices and designs, this talk…

LWP February: What’s new in HTTP

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This February, we welcome two protocol experts to London Web Performance, to help us get up to date on our use of HTTP. Having got our heads around HTTP/2, and with it said goodbye to old practices like domain sharding and bundling, HTTP/3 is arriving to iron out the kinks in HTTP/2. It may be more of an under-the-hood update, but it’s worth understanding how this will impact your page load performance.

Meanwhile, HTTP headers have been a wild west of poor standardisation for years. Structured headers is arriving and will finally bring some order to the chaos, allowing a single parser to handle all compliant headers. Find out what structured headers will mean and take advantage by writing your custom headers using structured headers syntax.

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