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Andrew Betts

Head of Developer Relations
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.

December 11

Contrary to belief, caching API responses isn't that hard, and can help cache performance. Here, we look at some specific use cases across publishing, e-commerce, and travel and hospitality.

October 24

SEO is a murky science, with search engines striving to present the best possible result, and everyone else trying to figure out what "best" means in practice. What we do know is that…

October 8

Fastly Fiddle allows for instant experimentation with Fastly's edge cloud behaviours without having to set up a Fastly account. Now, we're adding the ability to define assertions to specify…

June 11

With attackers using publicly available lists of compromised passwords in an attempt to steal accounts, proof of work is a good way to slow the attackers down.

April 5

Over almost 30 years of its life, the web has grown beyond anyone's imagination, and the platform has become immensely powerful and flexible. With that power and flexibility comes complexity…

November 28

Quickly experiment, debug and try out ideas on Fastly's platform, without signing up, or even logging in.

August 16

Identity is a boring, but necessary element of most website builds. Validating a user’s identity and access rights is something that is in the critical performance path, required site-wide…

June 13

Websites still load too slowly. During the most critical time in the page load lifecycle, your connection is often almost totally idle. At Fastly, we’re watching a new technology that…

May 17

Manipulating HTTP headers is one of the most common things that Fastly customers do. Using the right combination of headers is one of the best things you can do for the security of your…