HTTP/2 is the new version of the popular HTTP protocol

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This blog post starts with a useful browser add-on, and then delves into command-line tools, load testing, conformance verification, development libraries and packet decoding for HTTP/2.

The biggest perceived barriers to getting HTTP/2 set up are obtaining a HTTPS certificate and the lacking server-side support. This blog post is supposed to give you an overview of how to overcome these barriers categorized by the server technology you use.

While HTTP/2 provides for a number of improvements over HTTP/1.x, via Chaos Testing we discovered that there are situations where HTTP/2 will perform worse than HTTP/1.

Over the last decade, web performance optimization has been controlled by one indisputable guideline: the best request is no request. A very humble rule, easy to interpret. Every network call for a resource eliminated improves performance. But everything has changed now that HTTP/2 is available, hasn’t it?