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Introducing Akamai Fast Purge

Purges allow CDN users to update stale content on their website. This is crucial to customers trying to maximize their application offload by providing longer TTLs, thereby reducing their own operating costs while also improving end-user performance. Akamai’s Fast Purge capability not only provides users the ability to purge...

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Sessions for Admins in the Developer Zone at Edge 2017

We recently did a post on the Developer Sessions at Edge, and I also want to highlight some sessions for Admins. Because, despite the name, the Developer Zone isn’t just for developers. If you’re an administrator, or someone who creates or modifies Akamai configurations, there are experiences at Edge...

Categories: Events

The Answer to Your Burning Question…

People come to software conferences for a variety of reasons, and with different expectations. But one thing everyone has in common is that they all have at least one burning question. Maybe you’re new to Akamai and you have a whole slough of beginner questions. We love those, fire...

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Media Sessions in the Edge Developer Zone

Our Edge conference is fast approaching, and I hope you’re all as excited as I am! Personally, I’m looking forward to spending some time in our awesome Developer Zone. In addition to the hands-on labs, breakout sessions (and of course awesome prizes and swag), this year we’ll be offering...

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Akamai Edge Developer Sessions FTW!

Akamai Edge is just over two weeks away, and if you’re a developer, you might be wondering, what’s in it for you? Our VP of Developer Marketing, Nick Tran already gave a quick overview of the Developer Zone, so I’d like to tell you specifically about the sessions. We’ll...

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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

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....

Categories: DevOps How To

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...

Categories: DevOps Articles, Technology