The Future of HTTP with Nick Shadrin and Roman Arutyunyan

The Hypertext Transfer Protocol, or HTTP, is used to load webpages using hypertext links, and it’s the foundation of the web. Tim Berners-Lee famously created HTTP version 0.9 in 1989, and defined the essential behavior of a client and a server. Version 1.0 was eventually finalized in 1996, and its secure variant called HTTPS is now used on more than 80% of websites. HTTP continues to undergo intense development and version 3 in now being actively adopted across the tech industry.

Nick Shadrin is a Software Architect at NGINX, and Roman Arutyunyan is a Principal Software Engineer at NGINX. Nick and Roman are experts in HTTP and they join the show today to tell the history of its evolution since 1989, and how NGINX is implementing support for HTTP/3.

Full disclosure: NGINX is a sponsor of Software Engineering Daily.

Mike Bifulco is CTO and co-founder of Craftwork. He’s also a developer advocate, writer, podcaster and serial startup founder. In past lives, Mike worked for Google, Stripe, Microsoft, and Gymnasium. Mike is also co-founder of APIs You Won’t Hate, a community for API Developers on the web. Mike’s publishes a weekly newsletter for product builders called Tiny Improvements at Mike is on Mastodon at

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