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July 6, 2020

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 into how it’s…

June 26, 2020

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/3. Unfortunately, the way we define and…

June 22, 2020

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 post, we’ll explore the NEL framework, how…

June 16, 2020

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 contributed so far.

June 3, 2020

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 improved by your…

April 30, 2020

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 to…

April 17, 2020

How HTTP/3 and QUIC aim to help the connections that need it most

HTTP/3 and QUIC aim to help the internet’s so-called long-tail connections — connections that are most in need of improvement. What could that look like? For some, it could mean being able to actually use…

April 3, 2020

Four key innovations that prepared the internet for COVID-19

These crucial pieces of internet architecture — only widely adopted over the last 10 years — are creating the capacity for us to live, work, and learn from home in unprecedented conditions.

February 12, 2020

Three ways TLS 1.3 protects origin names

The newest version of Transport Layer Security, TLS 1.3, is faster, more robust, and more responsive than ever before. Explore three ways it will help HTTPS protect origin names for improved confidentiality.

January 30, 2020

Modernizing the internet with HTTP/3 and QUIC

Fastly’s QUIC and HTTP/3 beta is coming soon. Join the waitlist and discover how these two new protocols solve the modern internet’s problems.

December 11, 2019

How the internet changed in 2019 (and what to expect in 2020)

Take a look back at 2019’s major shifts in internet infrastructure, and understand what they mean for the future of the internet in 2020 and beyond.

November 12, 2019

Fastly and partners form WebAssembly-based, open-source community Bytecode Alliance

Fastly teams up with Mozilla, Intel, and Red Hat to form the Bytecode Alliance, an open-source community working together on WebAssembly-based compiler tools and foundations that work across many platforms.

November 11, 2019

The Maturing of QUIC

QUIC, the new internet transport protocol set to replace TCP, was comprehensively built by tech industry leaders over nearly seven years. Go behind the scenes to see how QUIC evolved from a lofty experiment to…

March 27, 2019

Supercharging Server Timing with HTTP trailers

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 Timing with HTTP…

March 21, 2019

Why Fastly loves QUIC and HTTP/3

We’re thrilled to be so invested in QUIC, a new transport protocol that is more responsive, secure, and flexible than what the internet uses today. Learn why, straight from our very own Jana Iyengar, one…

October 25, 2018

How to increase responsiveness and drive digital transformation

The ability to get real-time data for your site or app, respond quickly, and see your changes reflected in real-time is crucial for businesses today. See the ways in which companies like HotelTonight and Gannett/USA…

October 10, 2018

Why performance is key to digital transformation

In the previous post in this series, we explored how leading organizations are staying ahead of the digital transformation curve. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at performance, a key component of successful…

October 3, 2018

Accelerate your digital transformation

Digital transformation is one of the most-discussed topics at executive events — but what does it really mean for businesses? We’ll explore the right framework for businesses of all kinds to think through digital transformation,…

April 4, 2018

How industry leaders approach digital transformation

Digital transformation — in which a business totally overhauls its strategy to take advantage of the full breadth of opportunities digital technologies have to offer — is definitely a hot topic. Opinions on jargon aside,…

January 29, 2018

Demystifying the cloud

Like it or not, the cloud is here to stay. Although 81% of executives surveyed experience cloud FOMO (“fear of missing out”), it’s not peer pressure alone that’s driving cloud adoption; the cloud offers undeniable…

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