A 20 year veteran technology journalist, Alex Handy cut his teeth covering the launch of the first iMac. His work has appeared in Wired, the Atlanta Journal Constitution, and The Austin American Statesman. He is also the founder and director of the Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment (themade.org) a non-profit video game museum located in Oakland.
March 6th, 2018 | 17 mins 5 secs
caching, content delivery networks, edge computing, fastly, the new stack makers, webassembly
The need to get content into users' hands, around the globe, in seconds has necessitated the growth of content delivery networks like Akamai, CloudFlare, and Fastly. As the CDN has become a core component of many large-scale systems, it's only natural that its usage would expand beyond simply caching files that are in high demand.