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Get Unmatched Real-Time Visibility With DataStream

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. We received lots of great feedback at Edge this year about Akamai’s real-time visibility offerings. I’d like to give...

Categories: DevOps, Edge '17 Highlights

Measuring the Performance of Firefox Quantum with RUM

On Nov 14th, Mozilla released Firefox Quantum. On launch day, I personally felt that the new version was rendering pages faster and I heard anecdotal reports indicating the same. There have also been a few benchmarks which seem to show that this latest Firefox version is getting content to...

Categories: Technology

How-To: Replaying Cellular Network Characteristics on Cloud Infrastructure

As researchers of web performance, we’ve always wanted to measure the quality of experience for loading web pages from the perspective of our users. Today, Real User Monitoring (RUM) systems allow web developers to utilize the browser-exposed Navigation and Resource Timing APIs through JavaScript injected into the HTML. Although...

Categories: Technology

A Best Practice for the Cyber Monday Traffic Avalanche

Black Friday is traditionally when many businesses have their accounting sheets go from red to black, hence the black of Black Friday. But for online businesses, it’s all about Cyber Monday. Last year, Cyber Monday became the biggest U.S. online shopping day ever, with close to 2.67 billion U.S....

Categories: DevOps, Technology

How to Automatically Optimize the Size of Your Critical Page Resources

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 an earlier blog post, I gave an overview of Adaptive Acceleration, Akamai’s intelligent solution to continuously apply performance...

Categories: DevOps, Edge '17 Highlights, Web Performance

Achieve Reliability and Control Over the Cloud With Application Load Balancer

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’s new Application Load Balancer—one of our Cloudlet applications that was a big hit in the Developer Zone at...

Categories: DevOps, Edge '17 Highlights, Technology

Akamai MVP Program Nominations Now Open

At Akamai, we realize we have one of the most talented and innovative developer and admin communities in the tech world. To sum it up, you rock. We think it’s time for us to step it up a bit by recognizing our amazing community and calling out the passionate...

Categories: Edge '17 Highlights, Featured, Technology

Learning Engine Helps You Learn From Real Users to Make Your Website Faster

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 an earlier blog post, I gave an overview of Adaptive Acceleration, Akamai’s intelligent solution to continuously apply performance...

Categories: DevOps, Edge '17 Highlights, Technology, Web Performance

Relive the Developer Zone at Edge 2017

The theme in the Developer Zone this year was “Build the Future”, and developers and admins came from around the world to learn about and experience the latest Akamai tools and solutions designed to help them do it. There were also announcements, networking, parties, a genius bar, spontaneous discussions,...

Categories: DevOps, Edge '17 Highlights, Events, Technology

Easily Make Your Websites Faster, Without Recurring Effort

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. During the Edge 2017 conference in Las Vegas, Akamai introduced the latest version of Akamai Ion. I want to...

Categories: DevOps, Edge '17 Highlights, Web Performance