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How Terrarium reframes the compiler and sandbox relationship

Dec 10, 2018  in  Edge, Engineering

Get hands-on with Terrarium, a Fastly project that lets developers harness the power of edge computing in the languages they already use. See how this technology demonstration came to be (and why we’re even using that term), what problems it solves, and where it’s headed.

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Join Fastly’s New Community Forum

We’re beyond excited to introduce you to Fastly’s Community Forum. We’ve been working closely with our community to build an interactive, inclusive hub for our customers and fellow web performance nerds. The Forum...

Don’t Let Your Site Crash and Burn This Holiday Season

Americans are expected to spend $89 billion shopping online this holiday season, according to Forrester Research. Is your ecommerce site ready for the massive spike in traffic?

Accelerating Rails, Part 1: Built-in Caching

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Announcing Fastly’s Cloud Accelerator, a Collaboration With Google Cloud Platform

Today, we’re happy to announce a collaboration with Google Cloud Platform that will combine the power of Google’s infrastructure with the speed of our real-time content delivery network.

Improving the Delivery of Large Files With Streaming Miss and Large File Support

Today, we’re excited to announce two related features that lower bandwidth costs and reduce origin load for Fastly customers, resulting in faster downloads for their users: Streaming Miss and Large File Support.

New Gzip Settings and Deciding What to Compress

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Teaming Up With Catch Digital to Write VCL for Drupal and Fastly

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Disabling SSLv3 Due to POODLE Vulnerability

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Increase Your Hit Ratio With This Simple Tip

If you’re caching URLs that include user input, such as a search box, and the search is case insensitive, there’s a really easy way to increase your hit ratio: convert the URL to lowercase.

Enhancing, Formatting and Analyzing Fastly Logs

This blog post will outline (1) how you can log additional data in your Fastly logs, (2) how to update your logging format so that it’s both human-readable and easily analyzed by your logging providers,…