By Markus Hofmann
Because the net has grown, so have the demanding situations linked to supplying static, streaming, and dynamic content material to end-users. This ebook is exclusive in that it addresses the subject of content material networking solely and comprehensively, tracing the evolution from conventional internet caching to modern day open and enormously extra versatile structure. With this evolutionary procedure, the authors emphasize the field's so much power strategies, ideas, and mechanisms--the center details to help you comprehend why and the way content material supply works this present day, and practice that wisdom sooner or later. + specializes in the rules that might offer you a deep and well timed knowing of content material networking. + deals dozens of protocol-specific examples exhibiting how real-life content material Networks are at the moment designed and applied. + presents vast attention of content material companies, together with either the web content material model Protocol (ICAP) and Open Pluggable side prone (OPES). + Examines tools for helping time-constrained media akin to streaming audio and video and real-time media comparable to fast messages. + Combines the imaginative and prescient and rigor of a sought after researcher with the sensible adventure of a pro improvement engineer to supply a special mix of theoretical intensity and useful software.
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