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May 17

Following the DRY principle isn’t just for engineers. It also cuts the time it takes to make updates in multiple places and reduces errors for our documentation team.

May 12

Zig is a language with manual memory management, no runtime, and one simple goal: be as efficient and portable as C, and fix the footguns and limitations that plague its — and neighboring…

March 10

The rise of secure DevOps has left many security professionals vying for the attention and support of their engineering counterparts. What can engineering leaders do to bridge the gap? We…

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…

January 11

QUIC is a secure low-latency transport layer protocol that is commonly known as the transport protocol of HTTP/3. Here, we’ll discuss how we added support for QLog, an incremental QUIC…

December 14

The pressure on engineering teams right now is substantial as leaders are tasked with driving their companies’ success, even during the chaos of 2020. In the face of uncertainty, there are…

November 4

Many people think that the 103 Early Hints HTTP status code can help web performance in certain situations, but we won’t know until we get data about it, and without that data, browsers won…

July 13

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…

July 6

The Cache-Control response header is one of HTTP’s more widely known header fields; it allows a site to control how caches handle their data in CDNs, browsers, and elsewhere. This post digs…

June 26

The HTTP community has been busy modernizing the web’s protocol over the last decade, with multiple revisions of the core specification, a number of extensions, HTTP/2, and now HTTP/…

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 27

Server Timing is a great mechanism for collecting new performance metrics in the browser. Fastly and Firefox have teamed up to make them even more powerful by adding support for using Server…