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192 points by tim_sw on June 29, 2016 | hide | past | web | favorite | 15 comments



\o/ ... a pleasant surprise to see this at the top of HN!

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I like and enjoy the book.I have been searching for this link for a while as it was posted on HN sometimes ago and i forgot to bookmark it.Thank God that someone re-posted it today. And keep up the good work.


Just many thanks for the book! This is the one I keep under my pillow ;)


After reading this, I suddenly understood so much more about what a web application actually is by appreciating it from the point of view of the browser.

Well written, clear, and enlightening. This is absolutely required reading for anyone doing web development (front and back).


This is a must-read for any web developer, frontend, or backend, or full-stack. It's short enough to be a fun read, but detailed enough to convey the most important browser networking facts.

If you can, buy a hard copy to keep as a reference. I have referred back to mine regularly (and will surely refer back to it in the future, likely next time I have to do something serious with websockets). It's fairly neatly organized by protocol, so if you just need a quick review of HTTP2 (for example), you can skip to that section and read it in isolation.

I highly, highly recommend.


The third book I force my Junior devs to read. This is as close to the definitive resource on topic you can get without digging into standards & specs.


Just curious, what are the other two?


The first is "Adaptive Web Design: Crafting Rich Experiences with Progressive Enhancement, 2nd Edition" by Aaron Gustafson. This is the greatest resource of "stuff they forgot to tell you" when you learn web development that I have ever seen in printed form.

The second is "Secrets of the Javascript Ninja" by Biebault and Resig. Every one of my devs groaned at first, then thanked me profusely when they finished it.

FWIW, my favorite "look-it-up"-style resource is Speaking Javascript by Rasuchmeyer - and his follow-up "Exploring ES6".


"there is nothing more permanent than a temporary solution"

-- this book, about NAT


I really wonder where this originated. :-D I've been saying a variant of this for years: There's no such thing as a temporary solution in the government. ( I've been a techie in gov for the better part of 2 decades ;-> so I've seen and implemented many "temporary" solutions )


I can't know where it originated but I think I, myself, first heard it -- or the same general idea, anyways, perhaps in different words -- in The Practice of System and Network Administration many, many years ago.


First time I see it and I wonder why it's is the first time, it's so obviously true. Nature runs on persistent temporary solutions.


This is a terrific book. I purchased a subscription to Safari Books Online in large part due to wanting to read this. I was writing an app and was considering using Websockets, but realized I didn't know much about them and this book helped to lay out their mechanics. That, and so much more is in the book.


Love this book, but why is it making the rankings today? It was published like three years ago.


performance is not a feature; it is a requirement.




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