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Akamai Developer Webinar: Introducing Akamai API Gateway

Akamai API Gateway is now available, and we’d like to invite you to an info-packed webinar to give you the full scoop. In short, API Gateway uses the Akamai Intelligent Platform to deliver API functionality at the edge, which means every Akamai edge server becomes an API gateway. As...

Categories: APIs, Events

How-To: Add Timing-Allow-Origin Headers to Improve Site Performance Measurement

We all want our websites to load faster and to be highly engaging so that users get what they want from the website. As a result, developers continuously employ a range of web performance solutions with the goal of improving end-user experiences and yielding high website conversion rates. The...

Categories: Web Performance

How-To: Replacing HMAC Secrets with RSA Keys to Validate Tokens

Akamai’s JSON Web Tokens (JWT) validation capability uses RSA-256 (see the RSA cryptography specifications here) to validate the digital signature of a token. We elected to use the RSA algorithm over HMAC because we did not feel that passing secrets around was very secure. However, we recognize that many...

Categories: APIs, Security

Announcing Akamai API Gateway

With the explosive growth of APIs enabling more innovation and powering more clients, it has become more critical than ever to optimize API delivery and management in every way you can. And Akamai is ready to help you get there: Today Akamai is proudly announcing the general availability of...

Categories: APIs

Maximize API Security with API Gateway and Kona Site Defender

APIs are a key catalyst in digital transformation, empowering companies to create new and innovative business models. At the same time, APIs can increase threat vulnerability and attack surface. A lack of appropriate API protection can expose you to downtime and malicious attacks, including unintended misuse by legitimate users....

Categories: APIs

Improve API Performance with Caching

When it comes to API caching, we’ve found that many developers want to get a deeper understanding of how it works and the benefits it provides. We’ve also observed that adoption of API caching has been limited by a lack of tools to define and manage caching rules for...

Categories: APIs

How-To: Improve Your Application-Caching Results with API Gateway

Recently we posted about how you can improve API performance with caching. Now let’s see how Akamai can improve our application-caching results using CDN delivery, routing, and response caching capabilities. In the test described below, we utilized a test API to compare throughput rates with and without caching on...

Categories: APIs

Demystifying API Rate Limiting

APIs are the “digital glue” that integrates and connects infrastructure, services, devices, and users. With the proliferation of APIs in almost every organization, it‘s essential to have a mechanism in place to manage and govern them. That’s why we introduced Akamai API Gateway, which makes it easier for you...

Categories: APIs

How-To: Onboarding Your API with Akamai API Gateway

Akamai API Gateway is a brand-new product designed to help you deploy your APIs on Akamai’s cloud delivery platform to simplify governance and maximize reliability. The best way for you to learn about the impressive capabilities of API Gateway is to onboard your own API, so let’s get right...

Categories: APIs

Does Android’s Battery-Saver Degrade the Mobile Web Experience?

Modern websites rely on computationally-heavy Javascript, stylesheets, and imagery to generate aesthetically pleasing experiences for their users. To achieve maximum user engagement and yield a potential website conversion, a typical mobile website today downloads hundreds of resources from dozens of first- and third-party services. These resources help personalize the...

Categories: Web Performance