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Andrew Betts

Head of Developer Relations
August 23
We are very excited about OpenTelemetry. We wrote about why, and also about how to emit telemetry from Fastly's VCL services, and our new Compute@Edge platform. But OpenTelemetry's value…
July 14
Recently Andrew Barba, the engineer behind Swift Cloud, released a highly performant and fully featured Swift SDK for our Compute@Edge platform. And he built the initial release in just four…
July 11
We're starting to get excited about OpenTelemetry, and want you to be able to observe your Fastly services just like you do with apps running in your core cloud provider — and see the…
June 23
One of the main reasons you use Fastly is that we are close to your end users, able to respond in a few milliseconds.  But that can also make it feel like Fastly is "outside" your system…
May 11
Almost all webpages today load resources from origins other than the one the page came from, which can play havoc with the way your site loads and make it harder to write a strict Content…
March 16
If you build stuff on Fastly, chances are you spend a decent amount of time on our Developer Hub. Last month, we migrated it from our VCL platform to Compute@Edge. Here's how we did it and…
December 6, 2021
A couple of weeks ago Cloudflare, one of our competitors, claimed that their edge compute platform is roughly three times as fast as Compute@Edge. The false claim is a great example of how…
November 8, 2021
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, 2021
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, 2021
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, 2021
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, 2021
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…