"Chrome has supported SPDY since Chrome 6, but since most of the benefits are present in HTTP/2, it's time to say goodbye," Google engineer Chris Bentzel wrote in a blog post on Monday.Further information about how the ideas of SPDY went on to become the starting point for HTTP/2 and criticism on this decision can be read at The Register.
Not that there are any sour grapes or anything. Bentzel didn't bother to toot Google's own horn in his post, observing only that, "Some key features [of HTTP/2] such as multiplexing, header compression, prioritization and protocol negotiation evolved from work done in an earlier open, but non-standard protocol named SPDY."
Google retires SPDY in favor of HTTP/2
Posted on Tuesday, Feb 10 2015 @ 14:48 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck