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

It’s mid August; summer is winding down, kids are going back to school, and things are returning to normal. If you’re in the e-commerce biz, it’s also time to start planning for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. These once-a-year mega sales require careful planning and execution, often across multiple departments. As business events go,...

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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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Automatically Clone Your Config with PAPI

There are times when you want to automatically clone and edit a configuration, rather than doing it manually through Luna. By using the Property Manager API (PAPI), you can do exactly that. This is particularly beneficial in the case where you have a “Master Config” with all the required...

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