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December 23

Becoming edge native in your application design

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…

December 21

Porting JavaScript (or TypeScript) to AssemblyScript

In this post, we’ll show you how AssemblyScript and JavaScript are closely related with a deep dive into the process of porting common JavaScript applications to AssemblyScript and the…

December 18

5 ways a modern CDN can deliver on the promise of headless commerce

As commerce companies embark on their digital transformation journeys, headless architecture is a hot topic. Here are five ways a modern CDN can deliver on the promise of headless commerce.

December 7

Serving truly dynamic content with a modern CDN and edge-first delivery

Using a powerful, modern CDN that provides instant cache invalidation and real-time analytics allows for edge-first application architectures that improve personalization, performance, and…

November 11

The power of serverless, 72 times over

Serverless technology has been making developers’ lives easier for years, but those benefits had yet to extend to end users. This is the true promise of edge serverless — enabling developers…

October 29

Meet AssemblyScript: your next computing language

AssemblyScript is a variant of TypeScript that produces WebAssembly binaries, the binary format that powers Fastly’s Compute@Edge. It’s a new technology supported by all major browsers, and…

September 1

Deploying network error logging with Compute@Edge

We’ve been experimenting with Network Error Logging with Fastly Insights and discovered that processing the NEL reports is a great use case for Compute@Edge. In this post, we’ll look at our…

July 27

The very short list of apps that shouldn’t be built at the edge

Progressive developers are increasingly using the edge of the network to power more performant and customized apps. With the use cases mounting, it seems there's very little that can't be…

July 13

State at the edge

With the introduction of Compute@Edge, Fastly provides a richer model for the CPU. WebAssembly, powered and secured by the Lucet compiler and runtime, unlocks essentially arbitrary code…

June 30

Leveling up observability with Compute@Edge

Observability is hard. Distributed systems, dev and testing environments, and outside vendors all complicate the problem. With Compute@Edge, Fastly wants to make observability easier. Here’s…

June 29

Performance matters: why Compute@Edge does not yet support JavaScript

Building our own compiler toolchain allows Compute@Edge to be both performant and secure. It also means we have to bring developers’ most-loved language into the fold in the right way.

May 29

How Fastly and the developer community are investing in the WebAssembly ecosystem

WebAssembly is helping to lay the foundation for the future of edge computing. And together with the Bytecode Alliance and the developer community at large, we’re investing in new…

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