What is HTTP/2?

What is HTTP/2?

A conversation with Pim from Scrappey (A Software Engineer) that explains what HTTP/2 is.
If you're a software engineer or just someone who spends a lot of time on the internet, you've probably heard of HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol). It's the protocol that's used to transmit data over the internet, and it's pretty important stuff.
Well, I wanted to talk to you today about the latest version of HTTP - HTTP 2.0. This is an upgrade from the previous version, HTTP 1.1, which has been around since 1997.
So, what's new with HTTP 2.0? Well, one of the biggest differences is that it allows for multiple requests to be sent and received at the same time, rather than one at a time like in HTTP 1.1. This means that web pages can load faster, as the browser doesn't have to wait for each request to be completed before making the next one. This is especially useful for websites with a ton of images or other content that needs to be loaded, as it can reduce the overall load time for the website.
HTTP 2.0 also allows for data to be compressed before it's sent over the internet. This can help to reduce the amount of data that needs to be transferred, which can further improve the speed of web page loading.
In addition, HTTP 2.0 includes some security enhancements over HTTP 1.1, like encryption of data using TLS (Transport Layer Security). This helps to protect against attacks like man-in-the-middle attacks, where an attacker intercepts and potentially modifies the data being transmitted between a client and a server.
Overall, HTTP 2.0 is a pretty big deal. It offers faster web page loading, data compression, and enhanced security. These improvements make it a valuable upgrade for both website owners and users, as it helps to improve the overall user experience and protect against potential security threats.
Want to use HTTP/2 in your HTTP requests? Then consider using Scrappey. Here’s an example how to use Scrappey.