Google Unveils Quic Network Protocol, Dart Developer Tool
Jul 5, 2013
Quic is an experimental network protocol, while the Dart SDK and Editor is a faster editor for Dart applications. Google is experimenting with a new network protocol that could help speed up network connections in the future, while its new Dart Software Development Kit and Editor is available now in beta to help developers create their code more quickly.Both the experimental QUIC network protocol and the Dart SDK and Editor were unveiled in recent posts on the Google Chromium Blog. "QUIC (Quick UDP Internet Connections) is an early-stage network protocol we are experimenting with that runs a stream multiplexing protocol over a new flavor of Transport Layer Security (TLS) on top of UDP instead of TCP," wrote Google's Jim Roskind, in a June 27 post. "At Google, we're always working to make the Web faster.The SPDY protocol , which is now the foundation of the upcoming HTTP 2.0 protocol, is a significant step forward. However, despite increasing bandwidth, round trip time (RTT)—which is ultimately bounded by the speed of light—is not decreasing, and will remain high on mobile networks for the foreseeable future. To continue improving network performance, we need to decrease the number of round trips, something that is difficult with protocols that currently rely on the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP). That's where the QUIC protocol comes in, wrote Roskind. "QUIC combines a carefully selected collection of techniques to reduce the number of round trips we need as we surf the Internet. "