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-Scott Gilbertson, via WedMonkey.com
Microsoft wants in on the drive to speed up the web. The company plans to submit its proposal for a faster internet protocol to the standards body charged with creating HTTP 2.0.
Not coincidentally, that standards body, the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), is meeting this week to discuss the future of the venerable Hypertext Transfer Protocol, better known as HTTP. On the agenda is creating HTTP 2.0, a faster, modern approach to internet communication.
One candidate for HTTP 2.0 is Google’s SPDY protocol. Pronounced “speedy,” Google’s proposal would replace the HTTP protocol — the language currently used when your browser talks to a web server. When you request a webpage or a file from a server, chances are your browser sends that request using HTTP. The server answers using HTTP, too. This is why “http” appears at the beginning of most web addresses.
The SPDY protocol handles all the same tasks as HTTP, but SPDY can do it all about 50 percent faster. Chrome and Firefox both support SPDY and several large sites, including Google and Twitter, are already serving pages over SPDY where possible.
Part of the IETF’s agenda this week is to discuss the SPDY proposal, and the possibility of turning it into a standard.
But now Microsoft is submitting another proposal for the IETF to consider.
Microsoft’s new HTTP Speed+Mobility lacks a catchy name, but otherwise appears to cover much of the same territory SPDY has staked out. Though details on exactly what HTTP Speed+Mobility entails are thin, judging by the blog post announcing it, HTTP Speed+Mobility builds on SPDY but also includes improvements drawn from work on the HTML5 WebSockets API. The emphasis is on not just the web and web browsers, but mobile apps.
“We think that apps — not just browsers — should get faster,” writes Microsoft’s Jean Paoli, General Manager of Interoperability Strategy.
To do that, Microsoft’s HTTP Speed+Mobility “starts from both the Google SPDY protocol and the work the industry has done around WebSockets.” What’s unclear from the initial post is exactly where HTTP Speed+Mobility goes from that hybrid starting point.
But clearly Microsoft isn’t opposed to SPDY. “SPDY has done a great job raising awareness of web performance and taking a ‘clean slate’ approach to improving HTTP,” writes Paoli. “The main departures from SPDY are to address the needs of mobile devices and applications.”
SPDY co-inventor Mike Belshe writes on Google+ that he welcomes Microsoft’s efforts and looks forward to “real-world performance metrics and open source implementations so that we can all evaluate them.”
Belshe also notes that Microsoft’s implication that SPDY is not optimized for mobile “is not true.” Belshe says that the available evidence suggests that developers are generally happy using SPDY in mobile apps, “but it could always be better, of course.”
The process of creating a faster HTTP replacement will not mean simply picking any one vendor’s protocol and standardizing it. Hopefully the IETF will take the best ideas from all sides and combine them into a single protocol that can speed up the web. The exact details — and any potential speed gains — from Microsoft’s HTTP Speed+Mobility contribution remain to be seen, but the more input the IETF gets the better HTTP 2.0 will likely be.
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GBS - Cloud Computing
When money is tight, starting a tech business can be difficult if you do not have the right tools at your disposal. Fortunately GBS offers some solutions that are extremely cost effective to aid in getting your business up and running in only a short duration of time.
GBS offers cloud computing to businesses. Cloud computing is a great solution for scalability, flexibility and lower costs. With cloud computing, companies are able to manage their computing, storage, and servers at only a fraction of the cost compared to having them physically on sight. GBS's GROUP Live in the platform that does all of this. Group Live makes going to the cloud easy. More importantly GROUP Live will allow you to leverage your existing technology investments and expertise saving you money and time, and preventing you from becoming locked into proprietary frameworks or technologies.
When people think of video conferencing, one of the first program that comes to mind is Skype. Skype has became such a powerful tool to many users these past few years. It has given many the opportunity to speak to others without having to pick up their phones or travel outside their homes to communicate with others. You can speak to someone with a webcam and see them on your computer screen and this has become such a convenience to many people, especially business travelers. Skype has become such a useful tool to many people on the internet whether it is for professional or personal use. In a sense with the use of the internet, communication can be done virtually through your computer.
Social Media-Team Red’s Perspective
Social media is a growing concentration that is attracting a lot of attention globally. With innovations in technology, social media has grown exponentially in the last few years. Social media networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube, LinkedIn and various other social networking portals are the key instruments that are truly bringing social media to surface.
Team Red created a social media video with a few fun facts about social media and how it affecting the world as we know it. This video was made from paper flash cards rather than a boring Power Point Presentation. We thought that the audience will have a strong appeal to it.
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This is Team Red’s first blog for The Great Mind Challenge. In this blog we will be providing news and updates of current s technologies that involve social media, TGMC, GBS and any other relevant news reguarding The Great Mind Challenge.
Team Red consist of four team members.
Craig Imazumi( Project Manager)
All four members of the team attend San Jose State University and are Management Information Systems. I will allow each team member to get a brief description about themselves in the following blog posts.
You will multiple blog postings from all Team Red Team members in the near future. Stay Tuned!