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2018 World Tour Recap #1: Santa Clara, CA, USA

On Tuesday, January 24th we had our first stop on the thundering Akamai for DevOps 2018 World Tour, and our customers were loving it. Held in the Akamai offices in Santa Clara, California, there were nearly 60 attendees from all levels of developer and admin experience across multiple industries....

Categories: DevOps, Events

Choosing a Command Line Framework for CLI Property

A major driving force throughout the creation and ongoing development of our CLI suite—including CLI Property, among other tools—has been the desire to achieve superior usability. We know that our customers need to work with Akamai APIs to integrate our platform into their processes, so every choice we make...

Categories: DevOps, Technology

Using Postman to Test Akamai APIs

Akamai uses a signature pattern called EdgeGrid in our OPEN APIs for additional authentication security. EdgeGrid ensures that a compromised API request (e.g., one that is altered and later replayed) cannot have a catastrophic impact on the platform. But it also adds complexity to making API requests that can...

Categories: APIs

Feature Toggle Using DNS CNAME Chain

I started with a question: Is there a way to toggle between two dramatically different site capabilities in less than five seconds? Here’s how I found the answer. I recently wrote a white paper in which this issue of toggle times appeared. The topic was using your CDN to...

Categories: Technology

Akamai CLI, Now With NPM Install

Earlier this year we introduced the Akamai CLI, a new way to manage and configure Akamai from the command line, and our customers have been very excited about it. Along the way, several customers asked if there’s an easier method for installing the binary and getting started. We noticed...

Categories: DevOps, Technology

Manage the Impact of Scripts and Get Protection From Unresponsive Third Parties

This is one in a series of posts following up on our announcements from the Developer Zone at Edge 2017. For a complete review of Edge, see our recap page. In earlier blog posts, I covered Adaptive Acceleration—Akamai’s intelligent solution to continuously apply performance optimizations with zero development effort—from...

Categories: Edge '17 Highlights, Web Performance

Solve Front-End Performance Problems in Real Time With mPulse

This is one in a series of posts following up on our announcements from the Developer Zone at Edge 2017. For a complete review of Edge, see our recap page. Akamai mPulse is a new real-user monitoring (RUM) tool that generated a lot of excitement when we presented it...

Categories: Edge '17 Highlights, Monitoring

Announcing the Akamai for DevOps World Tour

We’re seeing tremendous enthusiasm about Akamai for DevOps these days, so we’ve created the Akamai for DevOps World Tour, presently rolling out across the globe to a city near you. Each tour date will include an Akamai for DevOps overview and our roadmap, as well as hands-on tutorials that...

Categories: DevOps, Events

Supercharging Mobile Performance with MAP SDK

This is one in a series of posts following up on our announcements from the Developer Zone at Edge 2017. For a complete review of Edge, see our recap page. It’s no secret that mobile is exploding. Tablets, smartphones, and other mobile devices are eating the world. And every...

Categories: Edge '17 Highlights, Mobile, SDK, Web Performance

Beware of PerformanceTiming.domInteractive

The web is more complex now than ever before. Web pages today contain hundreds of objects—images, stylesheets, and JavaScript; not to mention a lot of slow loading third-party scripts—that all need to load before users can fully enjoy their web browsing experience. However, the more objects we add to...

Categories: Technology