What happens when you type google.com into your browser’s address box and press enter?

You can find the answer in a Github repository

We are not at the levels of the “Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything”, but we’re close.

In this github repository i’ve found a really accurate (collaborative) technical explanation of what happens once you start writing an url in your browser’s address bar:

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!

Make yourself comfortable, it is a long journey!


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