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The Developer Zone at Edge 2017: 3x Bigger, 3x More Awesome

Starting October 9th, over 2,500 tech leaders will invade Las Vegas for Akamai Edge 2017. We really hope that you’re planning to be one of them, and here’s why. For developers and admins in particular, this is definitely a must-attend event. Our Developer Zone—a huge hit last year—will be...

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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...

Categories: DevOps How To

Learning and Adapting to DevOps

I’m in a professional services role associated with content delivery, and as such, I’ve been a bit removed from actual development. You could say I’d lost touch with my coding background. However, over the last 6-8 months, I’ve been focusing on DevOps at Akamai, and swimming in the deep end of...

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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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Who’d Have Thunk It? Using Enterprise Application Access for DevOps!

Continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) of application code and configurations is at the heart of DevOps. This basically means a rapid cycle where code and configuration changes are developed, tested and released on the order of days (or hours), rather than weeks or months. In order for this to work though, an...

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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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Webinar: Automating Your Workflow with Akamai for DevOps

Our next developer webinar walks you through our Akamai for DevOps initiative and our roadmap for what’s to come. Join us on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 9am PDT. It’s critical for developers to be able to manage and automate their software delivery pipeline, and we’re excited to share the latest product...

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Akamai CLI Progress Report: 0.3

Today is the first of our regular updates on the new Akamai CLI where we plan to keep you appraised of new features, changes, and new packages. One of the primary goals for Akamai CLI is to maximize User Experience (UX) and Developer Experience (DX) when you work with the...

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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...

Categories: DevOps How To

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...

Categories: DevOps How To, Technology