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Feature Friday: wildcard certificates, better hostname tools

Good news everyone, you can now add wildcard hostnames to Fly Edge Apps and get shiny wildcard certificates with...

By Kurt 

Feature Friday: AWS S3 backends, smarter images, and Squarespace support

TGIF! We recently released Fly’s open source CDN. It’s a powerful CDN built specifically for developers. Written...

By Kurt 

Easy Geo-Targeting with an Edge App

Geo-targeting enables web applications to use visitors’ geographical location (country or city based on IP) to serve...

By Elise 

Happy Thanksgiving 2018!

With the holidays approaching and 2018 quickly coming to an end, we're eager to relax and reflect on the year that...

By Christina 

How to version a web API

API design is a spicy topic! Many a wise word 1, 2, 3, 4 has been written about the best way to structure and version...

By Elise 

Lighthouse performance score guide

Lighthouse (by Google) is a fun and easy tool used to test web app performance. It’s so easy in fact that all you...

By Elise 

How to effectively handle downtime with caching

There are simply too many things that can cause unwanted website downtime, from network failures to software bugs...

By Elise 

Help Wanted: Open Source Contributors

Over the past several weeks, we've been hard at work open sourcing all components of the Fly runtime. It's official...

By Christina 

Superfly Apps: Realtime chat app with Fanout + Fly

In my latest installment of Superfly Apps, I get to share a quick and easy realtime chat app by our friends at Fanout

By Christina 

Fly cache API: now with tags + global deletes + extra sauce

Fly's caching API reads from and writes to regional, in memory cache servers. The most recent Fly release includes...

By Kurt 

Fetch at the Edge

We all remember the cringeworthy XMLHttpRequest we used back in the day to make requests, interact with servers,...

By Elise 

How to optimize your WordPress blog without plugins

From Mercedes-Benz, TechCrunch and Sony Music to The Rolling Stones and Katy Perry, people all over the web are using...

By Elise