Part 1/2: Artisanal HTTP - or HTTP by hand
10:20 - 11:20
Talk (60 min)
In this workshop, we will dig into HTTP 1.1 - the Hypertext Transfer Protocol - from the ground up. We will iterate on the problem of communication between computers, starting by typing text in a terminal on one computer and sending it over TCP/IP to another computer. We will gradually build on this, and before you know it, we are talking to HTTP-savvy programs like browsers. Along the way, we’ll introduce tools such as netcat, curl, jq, wireshark, nginx and k6.
Our goal is that you should understand the capabilities of HTTP better, be able to design solutions that use the capabilities of HTTP to its potential - and have new tools and tricks you can use when troubleshooting.
The format will be highly interactive, so bring a laptop with a Linux terminal of some sort (For example WSL2 with Ubuntu on Windows, a Mac or a real Linux box). If you would like to do the workshop in a pair, bring a friend - or let us know and we can hook you up with someone. For those that prefer to work alone, it is perfectly fine to talk to your own browser on your own laptop, too.