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...

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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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Introducing Akamai CLI for Visitor Prioritization

Part of the Akamai Cloudlets family, Visitor Prioritization (typically referred to as simply VP) has long been an integral component in allowing our customers to protect their origins in a flexible, on-demand, real-time manner. By offering user-friendly waiting rooms and extremely customizable rules, VP helps provide a positive user...

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A DevOps-friendly Maintenance Page

In my previous blog post How to deliver code with zero downtime, I presented a working solution on how to deliver new code without any interruption to the service. However, there are situations where it’s not possible to apply this pattern due to different reasons – for instance: A...

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