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Recap: Akamai Developer at Velocity + Fluent San Jose 2018

We had a blast meeting and talking DevOps and web performance with everybody at the Velocity + Fluent conference in San Jose earlier this month. In case you missed any of the Akamai Developer sessions, you can find recordings below. We had four popular speakers that you’ll want to...

Categories: DevOps, Events

Maximize API Security with API Gateway and Kona Site Defender

APIs are a key catalyst in digital transformation, empowering companies to create new and innovative business models. At the same time, APIs can increase threat vulnerability and attack surface. A lack of appropriate API protection can expose you to downtime and malicious attacks, including unintended misuse by legitimate users....

Categories: APIs

Improve API Performance with Caching

When it comes to API caching, we’ve found that many developers want to get a deeper understanding of how it works and the benefits it provides. We’ve also observed that adoption of API caching has been limited by a lack of tools to define and manage caching rules for...

Categories: APIs

How-To: Improve Your Application-Caching Results with API Gateway

Recently we posted about how you can improve API performance with caching. Now let’s see how Akamai can improve our application-caching results using CDN delivery, routing, and response caching capabilities. In the test described below, we utilized a test API to compare throughput rates with and without caching on...

Categories: APIs

Demystifying API Rate Limiting

APIs are the “digital glue” that integrates and connects infrastructure, services, devices, and users. With the proliferation of APIs in almost every organization, it‘s essential to have a mechanism in place to manage and govern them. That’s why we introduced Akamai API Gateway, which makes it easier for you...

Categories: APIs

How-To: Onboarding Your API with Akamai API Gateway

Akamai API Gateway is a brand-new product designed to help you deploy your APIs on Akamai’s cloud delivery platform to simplify governance and maximize reliability. The best way for you to learn about the impressive capabilities of API Gateway is to onboard your own API, so let’s get right...

Categories: APIs

Visit Akamai at O’Reilly’s Velocity + Fluent Conference in San Jose

The 2018 O’Reilly Velocity + Fluent Conference, June 11-14, is the place to be for the distributed systems, web performance, and DevOps communities to come together and share their latest work. The Akamai Developer team is thrilled to sponsor Velocity 2018; in addition, we’ll be delivering several can’t-miss talks...

Categories: Events, Web Performance

Visit Akamai at the DeltaV Conference, May 10-11

We’re proud to be a sponsor of the first-ever DeltaV Conference, to be held May 10-11 in London, where webperf fans from around the world will come together for two days of inspiring talks from elite web performance experts. As the world’s largest, most trusted cloud delivery platform, Akamai...

Categories: DevOps, Events, Web Performance

Monitor and Optimize Third-Party Scripts’ Performance and Impact

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.  Almost every website today has third-party scripts running on it. Controlling how and when third-party content is displayed is an increasingly important part of...

Categories: Akamai 2018 Spring Release, Monitoring, Web Performance

Video: “Optimize Your Life” Presentation

At last week’s PerfMatters conference in Redwood, CA, I presented a talk titled “Optimize Your Life”. In the talk, I shared some real-life stories that show how you can apply web performance best practices to optimize all aspects of your life. Specifically, I discussed how I optimized these items: Playing...

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