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Andrew Betts

Web Developer and Principal Developer Advocate
November 8

Fastly customers have been using our Fiddle tool for years to try out ideas for edge logic in VCL. With the advent of Compute@Edge last year, we made our edge compute network accessible to…

May 25

Authentication is one of the most obvious uses for edge computing. Understanding who your users are as early and as close as possible to their location yields powerful customizations and…

May 7

It's always been possible to create content programmatically, and with the advent of our serverless compute environment, we've made it possible to create and transform content more…

April 6

The basic concept of performing authentication and then using identity data to make authorization decisions is something that applies to a large majority of web and native apps. Doing this…

January 27

We’ve overhauled our developer solutions content, adding two new content formats and reorganizing our popular recipes and solution patterns. Meet our new code examples, tutorials, demos, and…

December 23

Web application architecture has evolved substantially over time, but today it is based on the idea of running code on central, directly controlled platforms. Now, it's time to rethink our…

November 2

Fastly Fiddle, our code playground tool, is a React single-page app that uses the excellent Monaco IDE component that powers VS Code. Problem is, Monaco is huge. And most uses of Fiddle are…

June 10

Serving stale content not only lets you deliver the content users want more often, but also deliver predictable, professional, and helpful error content when origin servers cannot be reached…

March 17

When using Fastly in front of Google Cloud Storage, cloud functions can enable purging of Fastly’s edge cloud platform instantly and selectively to ensure content updates are seen by users…

February 25

Over the last eight years of providing a platform for coding at the edge, we've learned a lot about common patterns, as well as common mistakes and risky code. Best practices in Fastly VCL…

January 6

Since the August launch of Build on Fastly, our developer library, we have been quietly adding many new solutions: beacon termination, geofencing, numerous flavours of load balancing, and…

December 19

Many customers now upload their CDN configuration as part of their continuous deployment process. That means you need to be able to automate testing too. Here’s how.