Kellen Evan Person

Articles by Kellen Evan Person

A polite, forest-dwelling Canadian who enjoys writing and nature. He's spent near two decades building web applications and strives to keep development fun and light-hearted.

Load Balancing a Fleet of Docker Containers Using Fly

Time to scale? Ready to add more containers? When you start to consider multiplying the number of containers you...

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What's a Load Balancer? Rabbit Holes and Wormholes

Creating web applications is an evolving challenge. As you attract more users, you generate more connections and...

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Happy Holidays 2017

What a year 2017 has been! We launched, that was a big one. One of our team members had a baby, that was big...

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How Ciphersuites Work: TLS in Pieces

The TLS handshake begins each HTTPS connection. The back-and-forth of the handshake is a negotiation between the...

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What Makes Applications Slow

You have about 2 seconds before your application starts feeling slow to your visitors. This comfortable 2 seconds...

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How RSA Works: TLS Foundations

RSA is a foundational algorithm within modern Cryptography. If we understand how RSA is working behind the curtains...

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Happy Thanksgiving 2017!

Building technology is demanding work. With the festivities this weekend, we'll take time to rest, reflect, and enjoy...

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How We Deliver Global SSL with Let's Encrypt

Fly is proud to sponsor Let's Encrypt. We've been hard at work making Let's Encrypt TLS certificates as simple and...

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SEO Is Dead, Long Live SEO

The Great Advertising Platforms - Search Engines and Social Networks - need to get paid! There are shareholders to...

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Fly + Glitch

Updated July 27th, 2018. Please check out this article for updated Glitch + Fly Custom Domain instructions Imagine...

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How to Build an App with Typeform, Zapier, Fly, and Amazon S3

At Fly, we're on a mission to add a variety of useful and powerful backends, services and applications to our ever...

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Will Adblockers and the GDPR Break Your Service?

Apple's World Wide Developer's Conference (WWDC) and Google's IO are an annual peek into the future of two web technology...

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