Books & Videos

Table of Contents

  1. Networking 101

    1. Chapter 1 Primer on Latency and Bandwidth

      1. Speed Is a Feature
      2. The Many Components of Latency
      3. Speed of Light and Propagation Latency
      4. Last-Mile Latency
      5. Bandwidth in Core Networks
      6. Bandwidth at the Network Edge
      7. Delivering Higher Bandwidth and Lower Latencies
    2. Chapter 2 Building Blocks of TCP

      1. Three-Way Handshake
      2. Congestion Avoidance and Control
      3. Bandwidth-Delay Product
      4. Head-of-Line Blocking
      5. Optimizing for TCP
    3. Chapter 3 Building Blocks of UDP

      1. Null Protocol Services
      2. UDP and Network Address Translators
      3. Optimizing for UDP
    4. Chapter 4 Transport Layer Security (TLS)

      1. Encryption, Authentication, and Integrity
      2. TLS Handshake
      3. TLS Session Resumption
      4. Chain of Trust and Certificate Authorities
      5. Certificate Revocation
      6. TLS Record Protocol
      7. Optimizing for TLS
      8. Performance Checklist
      9. Testing and Verification
  2. Performance of Wireless Networks

    1. Chapter 5 Introduction to Wireless Networks

      1. Ubiquitous Connectivity
      2. Types of Wireless Networks
      3. Performance Fundamentals of Wireless Networks
      4. Measuring Real-World Wireless Performance
    2. Chapter 6 WiFi

      1. From Ethernet to a Wireless LAN
      2. WiFi Standards and Features
      3. Measuring and Optimizing WiFi Performance
      4. Optimizing for WiFi Networks
    3. Chapter 7 Mobile Networks

      1. Brief History of the G’s
      2. Device Features and Capabilities
      3. Radio Resource Controller (RRC)
      4. End-to-End Carrier Architecture
      5. Packet Flow in a Mobile Network
      6. Heterogeneous Networks (HetNets)
      7. Real-World 3G, 4G, and WiFi Performance
    4. Chapter 8 Optimizing for Mobile Networks

      1. Preserve Battery Power
      2. Eliminate Periodic and Inefficient Data Transfers
      3. Anticipate Network Latency Overhead
      4. Design for Variable Network Interface Availability
      5. Burst Your Data and Return to Idle
      6. Offload to WiFi Networks
      7. Apply Protocol and Application Best Practices
  3. HTTP

    1. Chapter 9 Brief History of HTTP

      1. HTTP 0.9: The One-Line Protocol
      2. HTTP 1.0: Rapid Growth and Informational RFC
      3. HTTP 1.1: Internet Standard
      4. HTTP 2.0: Improving Transport Performance
    2. Chapter 10 Primer on Web Performance

      1. Hypertext, Web Pages, and Web Applications
      2. Anatomy of a Modern Web Application
      3. Performance Pillars: Computing, Rendering, Networking
      4. Synthetic and Real-User Performance Measurement
      5. Browser Optimization
    3. Chapter 11 HTTP 1.X

      1. Benefits of Keepalive Connections
      2. HTTP Pipelining
      3. Using Multiple TCP Connections
      4. Domain Sharding
      5. Measuring and Controlling Protocol Overhead
      6. Concatenation and Spriting
      7. Resource Inlining
    4. Chapter 12 HTTP 2.0

      1. History and Relationship to SPDY
      2. The Road to HTTP 2.0
      3. Design and Technical Goals
      4. Brief Introduction to Binary Framing
    5. Chapter 13 Optimizing Application Delivery

      1. Evergreen Performance Best Practices
      2. Optimizing for HTTP 1.x
      3. Optimizing for HTTP 2.0
  4. Browser APIs and Protocols

    1. Chapter 14 Primer on Browser Networking

      1. Connection Management and Optimization
      2. Network Security and Sandboxing
      3. Resource and Client State Caching
      4. Application APIs and Protocols
    2. Chapter 15 XMLHttpRequest

      1. Brief History of XHR
      2. Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS)
      3. Downloading Data with XHR
      4. Uploading Data with XHR
      5. Monitoring Download and Upload Progress
      6. Streaming Data with XHR
      7. Real-Time Notifications and Delivery
      8. XHR Use Cases and Performance
    3. Chapter 16 Server-Sent Events (SSE)

      1. EventSource API
      2. Event Stream Protocol
      3. SSE Use Cases and Performance
    4. Chapter 17 WebSocket

      1. WebSocket API
      2. WebSocket Protocol
      3. WebSocket Use Cases and Performance
      4. Performance Checklist
    5. Chapter 18 WebRTC

      1. Standards and Development of WebRTC
      2. Audio and Video Engines
      3. Real-Time Network Transports
      4. Establishing a Peer-to-Peer Connection
      5. Delivering Media and Application Data
      6. DataChannel
      7. WebRTC Use Cases and Performance
      8. Performance Checklist
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