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SPDY Reaches End of Life: What Now?

On March 15th, 2017, the SPDY protocol will no longer be supported on the Akamai Platform. SPDY was the initially controversial HTTP/1.x alternative — proposed by Google in 2009 — intended to make the web faster. SPDY proved to be the kick-in-the-pants necessary to get the web moving forward with an...

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Akamai OPEN EdgeGrid for PHP Now in Beta

We are proud to release the first beta of both our PHP Signing library and HTTP client. The signing library allows you to authenticate and digitally sign all requests made to the Akamai OPEN APIs. Starting with our first release, based on the excellent Guzzle Http Client for PHP,...

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Moving Redirects to the Edge Redirector Cloudlet

Many of our customers use Apache or other HTTP servers at their origin, and handle redirects using the configuration on those servers. As Akamai customers, you have the ability to perform those redirects at the edge, reducing the traffic to your origin and improving your users’ experience. It’s possible...

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PAPI Tricks and Tips: Use a Datastore to Access Property Info Quickly

As an API Evangelist, I travel around the world to visit our customers and help them get up and running with our APIs. While doing this, I collect requests to bring back to our engineering teams and sometimes come up with different ways for customers to interact with our...

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Get Started with the Akamai APIs

Looking for the best way to get started working with the Akamai APIs Check out our Get Started section for a step-by-step tutorial guiding you through the steps needed to make that first successful call. The tutorial should take less than 30 minutes to work through, and will give...

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Akamai Edge 2016 Recap

For this year’s Akamai Edge Conference we massively expanded our developer outreach with our first ever Developer Zone; an area of the conference created entirely for our developer community. It was a great success, with some attendees spending the majority of their time in the Developer Zone getting hands-on with new...

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Akamai for WordPress Beta Now Available

WordPress powers a huge number of websites and blogs globally, it is one of the top CMSs with over 27% of the global market, it’s responsible for some of the biggest sites out there. At Akamai, where we handle almost one third of all internet traffic, we...

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Announcing Property Manager Variables

Property Manager now includes support for variables, providing additional control and self serviceability. Variables work with all Akamai products that are configured using Property Manager, and are fully supported by the Property Manager API (PAPI). If you’ve done any kind of programming and have some experience with the Property...

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