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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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Road to DevOps: Installing Git Server

Most people in DevOps won’t set up their own instance of Git. With so many enterprise products on the market today, many of which integrate easily with workflow tools, the roll-your-own approach is becoming rare. However, there are usecases where installing your own Git server is useful, or even necessary. It’s...

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Akamai for DevOps Use Cases

Some of the most common questions we’re getting from Akamai Developers center around how they integrate Akamai into their companies’ DevOps workflows. Akamai for DevOps empowers developers with the ability to configure and automate workflows, tools for real-time management, and operations, and then extend that logic to the Edge....

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Akamai at Velocity, San Jose: Distributed Systems and Web Performance

The O’Reilly Velocity Convention is the place where industry leaders come together to share their latest work in distributed systems and how to scale complicated applications to customer bases that are growing as fast as the internet. Akamai is no stranger to running massively distributed systems, and we always love...

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Developer Webinar: Optimized Caching for Akamai and Varnish

We’re excited to introduce our first webinar about the Akamai Connector for Varnish, Tuesday June 27 at 10am PDT. To help Varnish administrators more tightly integrate their local Varnish instances with Akamai at the Edge, Akamai and Varnish Software have collaborated to deliver the Akamai Connector for Varnish. This...

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Improved API Documentation

I thought I’d let you know of some of the great things we’re doing for API documentation. You should now be seeing improvements in accuracy and consistency across the board. Originally, Akamai’s API effort was led by developers, who provided much of the accompanying documentation. Unfortunately, different teams of...

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Akamai at OSCON: Making the Internet Awesome for Developers

The O’Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON) is the annual event for open-source technologies, where you can find out what’s new and useful in the world of open source. And since it’s happening in Austin, Texas, the land of breakfast tacos and barbecue, we wanted to make sure we could...

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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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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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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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