If you want to impress your local nerd, Github has the complete explanation of what happens from the moment you type google.com in your browser and press enter, to when the page actually loads. And I mean complete.
This repository is an attempt to answer the age old interview question "What happens when you type google.com into your browser's address box and press enter?"
Except instead of the usual story, we're going to try to answer this question in as much detail as possible. No skipping out on anything.
This is a collaborative process, so dig in and try to help out! There's tons of details missing, just waiting for you to add them! So send us a pull request, please!
|Goodbye Floppy Disk and Thank You for All The Files|
|Curated Computing: Post iPad Computers|
|Code like a girl|
|Do you really think that ICQ is better than IRC?|
|The Mechanical Battery|
|“The prospects and future of AI.”|
|“The robot age is nothing to be worried about.”|
|Japanese Robot Serves Ice Cream From Inside a Vending Machine|
|The (Very Scary) People of Public Transit|
|How to Avoid Jury Duty|
|Why, Typewriters Are Alive and Well, Thank you|
|“When Life Gives You Lemons.”|
|CaptchaTweet: Write Tweets in Captcha Form|
|“Rejuvenation is Finally an Industry.”|
|“Robots are key to a new wave of local agriculture.”|
|“Long live the instant gratification economy—and the increasingly sophisticated technology that’s enabling it.”|