Knowing the basics is important. A lot of information exchanged on the Internet is carried over HTTP. So, if you want to build great web apps, isn’t it obvious that you need to understand what happens behind the scenes? We introduce The Complete Guide to HTTP ebook.

This ebook has originated from the HTTP series we wrote some time ago and contains all the information from the series, neatly bundled and organized in one place.

Plus the bonus content.

You’ll learn anything from the most basic stuff like how HTTP messages are formed, to the more complicated concepts like Digest authentication, HTTPS/SSL, and content negotiation. This will give you a deeper insight into the world of internet communication and help you build more robust web applications.

There is a ton of information, but every bit is as important as the other so take your time while reading it. Before we’ve written this ebook, we realized how much fuzzy our knowledge of some concepts was. Writing it helped us understand them better.

We hope it will do that for you too.

We’ve written all the content in an easily digestible way, so you don’t need to go through the crazy RFCs and a parse through a lot of highly technical pages to learn HTTP.

And there is even more!

The book contains an extra chapter on advanced features of HTTP. Be sure to check it out.

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