Blog

Home Blog

How-To: Retrieving MAP SDK Debug Logs from Your App

When building mobile apps with the Akamai Mobile Application Performance (MAP) SDK, occasionally you may run into an issue and want to reach out to our support team. To make it easier for everybody, it’s ideal if you can provide a copy of the debug log to the support...

Categories: Mobile

Announcing the Latest Release of Akamai Security Center

Today, we’re proud to announce that the newest release of Akamai Security Center is in general availability. Security Center’s overall goal is to deliver analytics from multiple security products in one space to help Akamai customers optimize their preparation and understanding of complex multi-vector attacks. With this release of...

Categories: Security

Experiment: Improving Page Load Times with Script-Streaming

What is script-streaming? Loading JavaScript is one of the most critical bottlenecks to web performance, especially on mobile devices with a slower CPU. The cost of loading JavaScript not only includes the network time to download the bytes from a content server, but also includes the time to decompress,...

Categories: Web Performance

Akamai Developer Webinar: Introducing Image Manager 4.0

NOTE: If the title of this blog post was sufficient, and you’re already eager to register for this webinar, by all means go here immediately. Short videos and high-resolution imagery can greatly enhance the user experience on your website, but they can also impact performance and complicate the management of...

Categories: Events, Web Performance

Akamai 101: Setting Up an API-Focused Property Manager Configuration

TIP: If you encounter any unfamiliar terms related to Akamai network and property management in this blog post, check the Glossary section at the end. In order to run your API on Akamai, the first thing you need to do is set up your backend Luna Property Manager configuration....

Categories: APIs, Web Performance

Announcing Video Optimizations in Akamai Image Manager 4.0

A key internet trend today is the rise of short videos that enhance the end-user experience. Examples of this trend include everything from 20-second product videos on retailer websites to two-minute news clips on media websites. While users appreciate the video content, there’s a challenge here which is very...

Categories: Web Performance

Recap: Akamai Developer at Velocity + Fluent San Jose 2018

We had a blast meeting and talking DevOps and web performance with everybody at the Velocity + Fluent conference in San Jose earlier this month. In case you missed any of the Akamai Developer sessions, you can find recordings below. We had four popular speakers that you’ll want to...

Categories: DevOps, Events

Announcing Akamai CLI for the Akamai Certificate Provisioning System (CPS)

The Akamai Certificate Provisioning System (CPS) provides full life cycle management of SSL certificates on the Akamai platform. From requesting new certificates to modifying or renewing existing ones to managing TLS ciphers and other extra settings, CPS is a vital component for setting up secure traffic through Akamai. While...

Categories: CLI

Experiments with Browser Preconnects

Executive Summary Modern web browsers employ a suite of performance optimization techniques to improve user experiences. Preconnect hint is one such optimization and allows browsers to discover critical hostnames and proactively establish a connection to them for serving requests in the near future. In this article, I discuss some...

Categories: Web Performance

Announcing 3rdParty.io, a New Tool to Audit and Evaluate Third-Party Scripts

3rdParty.io is a new tool I recently created to evangelize best-practices for third-party scripts and libraries. 3rdParty.io is a YSlow-like developer tool that’s designed to run best-practice checklists on third-party scripts and libraries. While YSlow and other great synthetic testing tools (such as  Chrome’s Lighthouse) perform audits on entire...

Categories: Web Performance