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Advanced Metadata to the Rescue

Akamai products offer a broad set of features to let you control how edge servers process your traffic. Property Manager/PAPI features are organized as nested rules, and most of the time, these built-in features are all you need. Especially now with support for variables, you can design very complex...

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HTTP/2 support for HTTPie

HTTPie is a great command line tool for working with HTTP-based APIs. If you’re just getting started, check out the earlier post I wrote on Setting Up HTTPie for Akamai. HTTP/2 (h2) is the new version of the HTTP Protocol, and in this follow-up I explain how to enable...

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What You Need to Know About Caching – Part 3

We hope you watched the first and second videos in this series. Tedd and CJ (and the squirrel) are back to talk about cache keys: what they are, how to define them, and some advanced optimization. Transcript follows, natch. Transcript Welcome back! I’m Tedd Smith, a Solutions Engineer at Akamai. This is...

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Gauge User Experience with Time to Interactive

As web developers, we want to give our users the best possible experience, and so we tend to focus on how fast the page loads. In a recent blog post here, Flattening the Earth: Testing and Improving Content Delivery, the author uses WebPageTest to test how fast a page...

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What You Need to Know About Caching – Part 2

We hope you watched the first episode of this series to learn the basics of caching. Tedd and CJ are back to go into more depth on tiered caching, caching HTTP response codes, and no-store versus zero-second TTL. Once again we’ll transcribe the video for you, but you’re encouraged to watch the fun whiteboarding. Transcript...

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Flattening the Earth: Testing and Improving Content Delivery

You wouldn’t look out your window to determine the weather on the other side of the world, and yet that’s more or less how people test their websites. The fact is, a person accessing your site from a laptop in China, or a mobile device in Brazil, might have...

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What You Need to Know About Caching – Part 1

In the first video of their “unofficial” video series, Tedd Smith and CJ Arnesen explain the basics of caching: what it is, why it’s important, and how to get the most out of it. Tedd and CJ are Solutions Engineers at Akamai, and regularly onboard new customers. What they learned was...

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Connecting Cloud Monitor to Sumo Logic

Cloud Monitor is a real-time, push API service that delivers critical transaction data from Akamai to your big data, analytics, or monitoring environments. Akamai has partnered with Sumo Logic to analyze and display metrics and reports from Akamai’s traffic. Setup and configuration between Sumo Logic and Cloud Monitor is usually...

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Getting Started with the Mobile App Performance (MAP) SDK

The Mobile App Performance software development kit (MAP SDK) helps you create seamless mobile experiences when connection speeds are slow, or even unavailable. The MAP SDK manages this by intelligently pre-positioning content on the mobile device. The SDK also provides you with real user and device insights, including custom metrics, that...

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Akamai Developer Cheat Sheets

At the 2016 Akamai Edge Conference we handed out brand new developer cheat sheets. If you missed us there, you can download the PDFs and print them out. These are great posted on your wall, or otherwise kept handy for quick reference. You can read about each cheatsheet below, or get them all in...

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