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Ryan Richards

Adaptive Plots Using Epoch

Introduced in the most recent release (0.6.0), adaptive plots add a level of flexibility and interaction that was sorely missing in the library. In this post, we’ll talk about what this means, and how you…

Introducing Epoch, a Real-Time Visualization Library

Today, we’re excited to announce that we’ve taken Fastly's stats tools one step further and distilled our visualization code into a stand-alone open source library. Introducing Epoch: a general purpose, real-time visualization library. …

Announcing the Fastly Drupal 7 Module

We’re always looking for ways to make it easier to integrate with Fastly. Recently, we’ve targeted a few high-profile frameworks, such as Ruby on Rails, and built plugins for them. This week, we’re...

Ruby on Rails on Fastly

Fastly is a developer-minded CDN, so we’re always looking for ways to integrate with the most popular frameworks and platforms. Today, we’re happy to announce a number of improvements aimed at the Ruby on Rails…

API Caching, Part III

In this, our final API Caching installment, we’re going to explore how to use Surrogate Keys to reduce the overall complexity of caching an API.

API Caching, Part II

In Part 1, we covered the basics of using Fastly to accelerate a comments API. Using Instant Purge, we hooked into model callbacks to ensure that the appropriate content was purged from the...

API Caching, Part I

The web has come a long way since the 90s. In the past, sites were commonly driven by a single, monolithic application that acted as the only communication medium to a centralized database. The modern…

Build Your Own Network

At Fastly, we’ve been steadily building the world’s most advanced CDN. Since our founding, we’ve expanded the public network to include 17 globally distributed points of presence (POPs) and are now serving more than 20…

Introducing the Fastly Historical Stats Tool

At Fastly, we’re always looking for ways to help our customers optimize for speed. Today, we’re happy to announce that (by popular request), we’ve made the Fastly control panel even better with a new <a...

CDNs in a Nutshell

When I first joined Fastly two years ago, I had a vague idea of what Content Delivery Networks – CDNs – were and how they worked. Since then I’ve learned quite a bit more from…