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Introduction to HTTP/2 support in Java 9

The IETF streaming group approved the HTTP/2 protocol in 2015, sixteen years after HTTP/1.1 had been released. HTTP/2 comes with the promise of lowering latency and makes many of those workarounds obsolete which were necessary for HTTP/1.1 in order to be able to keep up with today’s response time requirements. In this article, I introduce HTTP/2 briefly and how it renews the text-based HTTP/1.1 and then we look into the upcoming HTTP/2 support in Java 9.

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