Saturday, November 14, 2009

GO SPeeDY with Chrome

We all know Google's obsession about speed.It was this obsession which prompted Google to launch its own browser Chrome.Chrome is now considered as the fastest available browser by many.

Then came the announcement of Google Chrome OS this July.This is what Google said in a blog post while announcing the project.

Speed, simplicity and security are the key aspects of Google Chrome OS. We're designing the OS to be fast and lightweight,to start up and get you onto the web in a few seconds. The user interface is minimal to stay out of your way, and most of the user experience takes place on the web. And as we did for the Google Chrome browser, we are going back to the basics and completely redesigning the underlying security architecture of the OS so that users don't have to deal with viruses, malware and security updates. It should just work.

If you thought google will stop with Chrome browser and OS then you are completely wrong.This week it announced the launch of two more exciting projects namely GO and SPDY.
GO is an experimental open source programming language that combines the development speed of Python with the performance and safety of a compiled language like C++.The video below claims that a Go package consisting of about 120,000 lines of code is compiled in just under 10 seconds.That's really great considering the time taken by C++ compilers.

You can find a review about the programming language here.The first project using GO programming language is a twitter client which you can find here.

SPDY ,pronounced as "SPeeDY" is an early stage research project which complements HTTP and is designed for minimizing the latency through various features such as HTTP header compression, request prioritization and multiplexed streams.This is what google has said in a blog post about SPDY.

So far we have only tested SPDY in lab conditions. The initial results are very encouraging: when we download the top 25 websites over simulated home network connections, we see a significant improvement in performance - pages loaded up to 55% faster.

You can find more info about SPDY here.With Chrome OS rumoured to be launched with in a week ,this is going to be interesting.Now combine Chrome browser with OS ,SpeeDY and GO and see where you are headed.

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