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We Want You: the Script Management Beta Program

Script Management is an incredibly powerful new product we announced in the Developer Zone at Edge 2017 last October. My colleague Ted Shuter gives a terrific overview of Script Management here. Now we’re looking for Script Management beta testers who are Akamai Ion customers, and we want you. To...

Categories: DevOps, Edge '17 Highlights, Web Performance

Akamai and Terraform: Akamai as Code

As part of our mission to remove friction when working with Akamai (which includes our Akamai for DevOps initiative), we want to “meet developers where you live”. This means, among other things, creating plugins and integrations to make Akamai a first-class citizen in the tools you’re already familiar with....

Categories: DevOps

2018 World Tour Recap #1: Santa Clara, CA, USA

On Tuesday, January 24th we had our first stop on the thundering Akamai for DevOps 2018 World Tour, and our customers were loving it. Held in the Akamai offices in Santa Clara, California, there were nearly 60 attendees from all levels of developer and admin experience across multiple industries....

Categories: DevOps, Events

Choosing a Command Line Framework for CLI Property

A major driving force throughout the creation and ongoing development of our CLI suite—including CLI Property, among other tools—has been the desire to achieve superior usability. We know that our customers need to work with Akamai APIs to integrate our platform into their processes, so every choice we make...

Categories: DevOps, Technology

Using Postman to Test Akamai APIs

Akamai uses a signature pattern called EdgeGrid in our OPEN APIs for additional authentication security. EdgeGrid ensures that a compromised API request (e.g., one that is altered and later replayed) cannot have a catastrophic impact on the platform. But it also adds complexity to making API requests that can...

Categories: APIs

Feature Toggle Using DNS CNAME Chain

I started with a question: Is there a way to toggle between two dramatically different site capabilities in less than five seconds? Here’s how I found the answer. I recently wrote a white paper in which this issue of toggle times appeared. The topic was using your CDN to...

Categories: Technology

Akamai CLI, Now With NPM Install

Earlier this year we introduced the Akamai CLI, a new way to manage and configure Akamai from the command line, and our customers have been very excited about it. Along the way, several customers asked if there’s an easier method for installing the binary and getting started. We noticed...

Categories: DevOps, Technology

Manage the Impact of Scripts and Get Protection From Unresponsive Third Parties

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 earlier blog posts, I covered Adaptive Acceleration—Akamai’s intelligent solution to continuously apply performance optimizations with zero development effort—from...

Categories: Edge '17 Highlights, Web Performance

Solve Front-End Performance Problems in Real Time With mPulse

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 mPulse is a new real-user monitoring (RUM) tool that generated a lot of excitement when we presented it...

Categories: Edge '17 Highlights, Monitoring

Announcing the Akamai for DevOps World Tour

We’re seeing tremendous enthusiasm about Akamai for DevOps these days, so we’ve created the Akamai for DevOps World Tour, presently rolling out across the globe to a city near you. Each tour date will include an Akamai for DevOps overview and our roadmap, as well as hands-on tutorials that...

Categories: DevOps, Events