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Lighthouse: improve scores with next-gen image optimization

What is Google Lighthouse and why should you care? If you live and breathe web performance, chances are you’ve already...

By Elise 

Edit images on the Fly with URL parameters

Think you’ve got a handle on how to serve images for your app or website? Think again! Fly makes serving images...

By Mike 

Edge side JavaScript templates

Today we see the vast majority of websites and apps using JavaScript to create lively, dynamic interfaces. While...

By Elise 

Fail(over) upward!

Failing sucks. No one ever wants to fail. But sometimes it’s possible to fail upward, meaning we turn a bad thing...

By Steve 

The power of caching with Fly

It’s no secret that we’ve collectivity become a society where the word patience in no longer in our vocabulary. We...

By Elise 

How to connect any Heroku App to Fly

Heroku, meet Fly. Fly, meet Heroku. Heroku is a hosting platform that lets you build, deliver, monitor and scale...

By Elise 

Getting started with Edge Apps

Thinking about taking Fly for a spin but not quite sure how to navigate? Let me take the wheel and steer you through...

By Elise 

Remove render bottlenecks with Fly

Deep in the nethers of internetland, there’s an e-commerce site that takes 22 seconds to load. The products are great...

By Steve 

Optimize stock photos on-the-Fly

We’ve all created images in Photoshop that are large, modern looking and definitely on-trend. But what we later...

By Elise 

Meet the Flys

Fly is more than just your friendly, global application runtime. We’re also a small but mighty, distributed team...

By Christina 

Introducing Fly Edge Apps

We’ve just released Fly Edge Apps! tldr; Build edge applications written in JavaScript. Develop locally (npm install...

By Kurt 

Fly Edge Apps: Reporting Exceptions

When an exception happens in production, you want to know right away and you want to know what exactly happened....

By Jerome