Brotli Compression in Go
Brotli is a modern compression algorithm for the web to replace the aged Gzip. Developed by Google it is currently supported in all major browsers:
Used with a medium compresson level (e.g. 5) it can both be faster and produce smaller payload sizes than Gzip, win win!
Unlike Perl it’s common to run Go servers without a front-end server like nginx infront, therefore we wanted the ability to generate brotli encoded content in Go. The result is negroni-brotli: