Our team at Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. (MS Open Tech), has been steadily working on prototyping implementations of the HTTP/2.0 Draft for Interop testing. For the second Implementable Draft released by the HTTPbis working group of the IETF, we’ve created new end points available by using the Katana server.
The HTTP/2.0 server that MS Open Tech created using the Katana Project is open source. You can find the code that we wrote for the project on our MS Open Tech GitHub http2-katana page. If you’re interested in poking around this evolving project, we’ve listed build instructions in the README.md file on GitHub
HTTP is one of the most important protocols for the internet and the emerging HTTP/2.0 standard will likely be one of the most critical and widely-used protocols for providing Internet services to a variety of devices and services.
While many of us were in the middle of summer vacations last month, the HTTP working group updated the protocol in their August meeting. Brian Raymor on our team blogged an update on the progress from this standards organization. Knowing there is no harm in repeating a good thing, I wanted to call out one thing in particular that is moving quickly.
Application Layer Protocol Negotiation (ALPN) completed the IETF Last-Call period and the draft has been revised based on comments. Microsoft is one of the co-authors of the draft, which is required to support HTTP/2.0 secure negotiation.
Watch this space as we continue to provide updates on our engineering and standards engagement for HTTP/2.0. For our next update, we’ll be reporting closer to our Microsoft Open Tech home, as we are hosting the 4th interim HTTP/2.0 meeting, October 9 – October 11 in Bellevue, WA, with the participation from Microsoft product groups.
Parashuram Narasimhan, MS Open Tech
Jeff Mendoza, MS Open Tech