Code walkthrough on using Cloudflare workers to improve the performance of sites using Google Fonts. The improvements can be quite dramatic and the sample provides a real-world use case of doing streaming HTML modification in a Cloudflare Worker.
Getting the best end-user performance from HTTP/2 requires good support for resource prioritization. While most web servers support HTTP/2 prioritization, getting it to work well all the way to the browser requires a fair bit of coordination across the networking stack.
QUIC (Quick UDP Internet Connections) is a new encrypted-by-default Internet transport protocol, that provides a number of improvements designed to accelerate HTTP traffic as well as make it more secure, with the intended goal of eventually replacing TCP and TLS on the web.
Participating in the Internet democracy occasionally means that technologies that were once popular lose their utility as newer technologies emerge. SPDY is one such technology. As a result, we're announcing our intention to deprecate the use of SPDY for connections made to Cloudflare's edge.
The Internet is getting more secure every day as people enable HTTPS, the secure version of HTTP, on their sites and services.