Using HTTP properly

The main problem with HTTP is that today, it's used in a way that it wasn't designed to be used. HTTP is very efficient at transferring an individual file. But it wasn't designed to transfer a large number of small files efficiently, and this is exactly what the protocol is called upon to do with today's websites.
These may be the answer to your question why do I manag and develop projects the way I do. Some of us did not learn how to code the web at school. We were just putting our hands on work.

Read the complete article, written by John Brodkin, here.
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