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  • Fastly’s engineering teams are smart and capable — they architect thoughtfully, write elegant code, and work carefully with incredible complexity and scale. So why would they (or anyone) need quality assurance (QA)? In this post, Senior QA Automation Engineer Alice Nodelman examines how the QA mindset works, touching on our approach to QA at Fastly and sharing how you could apply this mindset to y...

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  • We’re pleased to announce the next installment of our Security Speaker Series, which brings together researchers and engineers to share research, tools, and ideas. Join us for drinks, snacks, and a few hours of excellent security discussion on Thursday, Oct. 26 at 6pm PT at Bespoke Central Lounge in downtown San Francisco. Speakers include Alex Bazhaniuk, of Eclypsium, Inc., and Stephen Checkoway,...

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  • In keeping with our security team’s vision for defending the modern web, we launched our Web Application Firewall (WAF) to help our customers secure their sites and applications while providing reliable online experiences for their users. In this post, two of the engineers who built our WAF will take you on a deep dive into the tech behind it, exploring how we built a performant, highly configurab...

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  • Deliberate practice is the act of performing a set of tasks that are just slightly more difficult than what you’re used to, so you can get better at a specific activity and move from a novice to an experienced practitioner. In this post, Security Engineer Sandra Escandor-O’Keefe walks us through the art of deliberate practice, offering tips for novices and mentors alike. Read more

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  • We’ve worked to ensure the Fastly Image Optimizer is simple, easy to use, and most importantly fully integrated into the platform. In an effort to give you even more control, we’ve developed image transformation classes to help streamline, secure, and support your image delivery workflow. Read more

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  • Server-sent events allow web servers to push real-time event notifications to the browser on a long-lived HTTP response. It’s a beautiful part of the web platform that’s severely underused by websites, and whether it’s flight departures, stock prices, or news alerts, with Fastly you can efficiently broadcast events with low latency, to thousands or even millions of users simultaneously. Read more

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  • Altitude SF 2017 brought together technical leaders from Reddit, the ACLU, TED, Slack, and more to explore the future of edge delivery, emerging web trends, and the challenges of cloud infrastructure and security. In this post, we’ll share Daniel Ellis’ talk on how Reddit built and scaled r/place, their real-time April Fools’ project. Read more

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Fastly
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  • We need technology to provide capabilities to tackle the challenge of the cybersecurity gaps, recently highlighted by the WannaCry attacks. In this post, Director of Security Research Jose Nazario will explore these challenges as well as share research objectives that industry and academia must address soon before we can begin solving the security issues with IoT. Read more

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Fastly
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  • You can use the Vary response header in creative ways, including A/B testing and internationalization. At the same time, many people still use Vary badly or misunderstand what it does; in this post, we’ll provide an expanded guide, including some of the more exotic ways you can get value out of Vary in intermediate caches like Fastly. Read more

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  • In an ongoing effort to help you provide the best streaming experiences for your end users, we’re excited to announce two new features to our OTFP service. Multi-DRM support and content preconditioning enable over the top (OTT) video service providers to protect and efficiently monetize premium video content. Read more

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Fastly
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  • We’re pleased to announce that we’ve added a collection of new POPs to the Fastly global network. Since our last update, we’ve deployed additional US POPs in Chicago, Newark, Ashburn, and Los Angeles, plus a brand-new location in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Fastly’s global network now exceeds 15 Tbps of connected internet capacity, and we will continue to scale alongside our rapidly growing customer b...

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Fastly
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  • Surrogate keys give Fastly customers a unique way to efficiently purge content from cache — batch API for surrogate key purge allows you to purge content even more efficiently by purging multiple surrogate keys at once. Read on to learn how to best take advantage. Read more

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  • Three years ago, a group of friends started Papers We Love, a meetup focusing on the intersection between the tech industry and academia. Each month, a speaker would discuss an academic paper that inspired them, their career, or their work. Topics ranged from distributed systems to design to physics and math, sometimes incorporating philosophy and history. While the first meetup took place with ju...

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  • Fastly helps the world’s most popular digital businesses keep pace with their customer expectations by delivering fast, secure, and scalable online experiences. Businesses trust Fastly's edge cloud platform to accelerate the pace of technical innovation, mitigate evolving threats, and scale on demand. Founded in 2011, Fastly powers online destinations including Airbnb, GitHub, Alaska Airlines, Pin...

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  • The popularity of implementing microservices in today’s application landscape continues to rise, and there have been countless success stories focused on migrating from monoliths to microservices. But as more teams move toward microservices architectures, an increasing number of stories have arisen about the pain of poor choices. Microservices are not the answer to all application problems. Attemp...

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  • Mini Joel VanderWerf on The Krohn-Rhodes Theorem and Distributed Computing ( http://www.ams.org/journals/tran/1965-116-00/S0002-9947-1965-0188316-1/S0002-9947-1965-0188316-1.pdf ) The Krohn-Rhodes Theorem of 1962 surprised the math world by building arbitrary finite semigroups, and hence arbitrary finite state machines, out of flip-flops (registers with reset operations) and groups (permutations...

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  • Mini Tyler McMullen on Similarity Estimation Techniques from Rounding Algorithms http://www.cs.princeton.edu/courses/archive/spring04/cos598B/bib/CharikarEstim.pdf Tyler's Bio: Tyler McMullen is CTO at Fastly, where he’s responsible for the system architecture and leads the company’s technology vision. As part of the founding team, Tyler built the first versions of Fastly’s Instant Purging syste...

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  • Hardware attacks, once a niche field restricted to military and early smartcard security researchers, are becoming more relevant with the explosion of embedded devices that surround us. On the technical side, this talk will introduce side channel and fault injection techniques, and how these affect the security of any device "out in the field"; and what software and hardware devs can do to mitigat...

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  • This presentation takes a different approach to hardware and firmware security by exploring how our enterprise defenders can recognize vulnerable systems and potential compromise. Defense begins with visibility, that means baselining kernel drivers, kernels, boot loaders, ACPI table content, SMBIOS metadata; it then continues into logging real time OS API-generated hardware events. This data and p...

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