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What Web Developers Should Know About HTTP

Thursday, February 23, 2012

I tried to think of everything a web developer should know about HTTP, then recorded those things into a Pluralsight course: HTTP Fundamentals.

In the course you'll look at HTTP messages, message headers, cookies, caching, and authentication protocols. You'll see HTTP work from a low level TCP/IP perspective using Wireshark and System.Net.Sockets. But, you'll also see HTTP from a higher level architectural perspective and learn to think of the Web as an extension of your application's architecture.

Persistent connections, proxy servers, and content negotiation – it's all there. Give it a try.

Wireshark and Sockets

Gravatar webdeveloper Saturday, February 25, 2012
Thanks for writing such a good post. I do came from web design and web development field including 3D modeling and love to read fresh posts on this topics. Thanks for writing such a valuable and informative post. I am now your regular subscriber
Gravatar OS Monday, February 27, 2012
Wish it was free. :)
Just wish.
John Roberts Tuesday, February 28, 2012
"Scott has trouble with division operations.
31,536, 000 seconds == 365 days"
(Cache Control)

That made me laugh out loud. :)
Really good. The course is excellent.
Gravatar Phil Hutchinson Thursday, March 1, 2012
I can't say enough good things about this HTTP Fundamentals presentation. I've learned more about this topic in a few hours than I've learned in the last twenty years.
Gravatar scott Friday, March 2, 2012
Thanks, Phil!
Ken Friday, March 2, 2012
I'm currently learning this module it's quiet a good refresher but also a lot of new materials which I've not learnt in college.

Thanks a lot Scott, I'm also studying your C# Fundamentals course but certain areas are still hard to digest :).
Greg Tuesday, March 6, 2012
The course is another beauty Scott - keep them coming.
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