Introducing Custom Behaviors for Property Manager/PAPI

Advanced metadata serves an important role in the configuration ecosystem, providing custom functionality that cannot be configured via Akamai product features alone.  See the advanced metadata overview for more details on advanced metadata. However, advanced metadata as it’s typically used does have some known weaknesses (spoiler alert: we can...

Categories: APIs, DevOps, DevOps How To

Introducing Akamai CLI 1.0

This is one in a series of posts about the Akamai 2018 Spring Release. For an overview of the Spring Release, see our post here.  Last June, we announced Akamai CLI, a new way to manage and configure Akamai from the command line. At the same time, we also...

Categories: Akamai 2018 Spring Release, DevOps, DevOps Articles, DevOps How To

Automatic Purge for your Static Website

Recently, I ran into a challenge with my personal website which sent me down the rabbit hole and I wanted to share it with folks who might want to do a similar thing. My website is generated by Jekyll, because I use Akamai as a content delivery network and...

Categories: DevOps How To, Technology

Feature Toggle and Dark Release with Akamai

Feature toggle is a technique that allows you to release functionality or modify system behavior without changing application code. This allows you to do “dark releases” where nobody, or only a select group of users, can access the new functionality in a production environment. There are a number of reasons...

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday Readiness

We originally posted this in mid-August, to give you the lead time to develop this scenario, but with Black Friday and Cyber Monday right around the corner, we thought a re-post on this subject would be timely. These once-a-year mega sales require careful planning and execution, often across multiple departments....

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