March 14th, 2018 | 28 mins 46 secs
cdn, edge computing, fastly, open source, open source software, software engineering, technology stacks
In this episode the TNS Makers, Tyler McMullen, Cofounder and CTO at Fastly, a leading content delivery networks (CDNs), sits down with TC Currie to talk about his passion for speed, why his engineers are required to spend part of their time on projects that are not likely to succeed, and what experienced engineers bring to the table (aside from their knowledge of C and Perl).
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.
February 14th, 2018 | 26 mins 58 secs
ai, application development, cloud, cloud computing, developers, edge computing, internet of things, iot, kubernetes, open source, programming, software, software development, tech, technology
For this episode of The New Stack Makers, Host TC Currie is joined by Steve Herrod, VC at General Catalyst where he focuses on infrastructure. He recently published an article on LinkedIn called Cloud vs. Edge – This is Not a Cage Match.
“It comes down to the use cases,” Herrod said about the difference between Cloud and Edge computing, "You don’t want your car’s IoT chip to have to go to the cloud before it decides to make the turn, but it’s faster to go to the cloud to crunch a bunch of sensor data from thousands of IoT devices."