The Hypertext Transfer Protocol is at the heart of the web. It is a fairly straightforward communications protocol allowing a wide variety of clients to talk to a wide variety of servers. The ease of use of HTTP has helped lead to the web becoming nearly synonymous with "the internet".
In this episode, we will talk about the basics of HTTP, and look at examples of simple requests and responses. We'll cover tools used to create and examine requests, and go over the most used response codes.