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2018 Spring Release Announcements: Akamai for DevOps

This is one in a series of posts about the Akamai 2018 Spring Release. For an overview of the Spring Release, see our post here.  Last fall we announced a ton of capabilities to enable Akamai users to seamlessly integrate CDN operations into their existing CI/CD pipelines. This was...

Categories: Akamai 2018 Spring Release, DevOps, DevOps Articles

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...

Categories: Technology, Video

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...

Categories: Technology, Video

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

NOTE: To see additional Akamai Developer blog posts about improving web performance, click here. 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...

Categories: Technology, Video, Web Performance