Michael’s passion is around solving complex engineering problems while maintaining high velocity, with emphasis on building distributed and highly concurrent systems, creating (a real) large-scale infrastructure, and improving operational efficiency.
Currently he's an independent consultant focusing around platform engineering and developer experience worlds.
Proudly part of the DevOpsDays Tel Aviv organizing team!
HTTP is the de-facto standard protocol of the internet and heavily used in almost all systems - in depth understanding of HTTP is crucial for design, performance scaling and day to day operations.
Part 1 (~1h) HTTP Overview - History and Concepts
- Where is HTTP in the protocol stack, re-cap of HTTP versions, overview of well-known web servers (Apache/Nginx)
- Concepts - URI, method type, status code, header, etc.
- Advanced topics - Virtual hosting, Reverse/Forward proxies, TLS, protocol extensions, load-balancer, CDN.
Part 2 (~2h) [Hands On] Writing a web server
- Creating a basic HTTP server from scratch (URL and headers parsing, req/res flow)
- Implementing virtual hosting and dynamic routing
- Improving client handling with cache, compression, timeouts and keepalive.
Part 3 (~1h) [Hands On] Implementing advanced features
- Reverse proxy, SSE, SNI-based routing (TLS)
- HTTP pipelining (/multiplexing) and head-of-line blocking