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December 4

Developer spotlight: Dora Militaru on the “traditional” developer career path myth

In this developer spotlight, we talk to Dora Militaru about her story and thoughts on the tech industry, as well as glean sage advice and inspiration for developers, hiring managers, and…

November 18

Get ready for DDoS attacks: 5 steps to take before attackers find you

Layer 7 attacks that target applications and issue requests that can swamp origin systems often seek to blend into other network traffic and require a more focused defense than Layer 3 and…

November 17

Fastly’s Live Event Services help power Australia’s Lexus Melbourne Cup on 10 Play

Fastly Live Event Services helped power the Lexus Melbourne Cup, a 3-minute horse race that attracts millions of viewers across Australia. This year, the event saw more people live streaming…

November 12

The three things to keep in mind as you prepare for peak

Peak traffic is going to be on overdrive this year, and your ecommerce site needs to be prepared — but it’s not as hard as you might think. A good game plan should include these three best…

October 8

Don’t DIY a secure platform: lessons learned from side-channel attacks

The largest category of difficult-to-anticipate security design weaknesses come from side-channel attacks. In this post, we take a tour of some of the more foundational and out-there side…

September 10

The state of QUIC and HTTP/3 2020

QUIC and HTTP/3 have entered the final stages of development at the IETF. Distinguished Engineer, Jana Iyengar, elaborates on the current state of the protocols, their deployment across the…

July 6

Cache-Control in the wild

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

Improving HTTP with structured header fields

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 22

Network error logging: collecting failure conditions from end users

Network error logging reports client-side failures and successes, enabling developers to understand how their sites function in the real world and how they might improve performance. In this…

June 16

A standard cryptography API for WebAssembly

In this post we will describe the motivations for a standard WebAssembly cryptography API, the challenges of designing such an API for this programming language, and the work Fastly has…

June 3

Google’s Core Web Vitals: ensuring your site is ready for Google’s next major update

Google recently announced three new metrics they’re calling Core Web Vitals that can impact your search rankings. We’ll walk you through what each one means and how one of them can be…

April 30

Can QUIC match TCP’s computational efficiency?

While many of the people building and planning to use QUIC are eager to see wide deployment, there are concerns over whether QUIC can be as computationally efficient as TCP. We ran the tests…

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