Author Archives: Chris

CDN performance
07 Sep 2020
Performance metrics are a set of tools that you can leverage to ensure your site delivers the best user experience possible. As everything we do these days requires an online interaction, be it a search for a specific item or listening to your favorite song, the digital services we interact with have become an integral part of our daily lives. Creating a first-rate user experience in this competitive market is vital, and developers need to factor this narrative into [...]
Edge Computing
25 Aug 2020
CoAP, the Constrained Application Protocol, allows developers to include simple, constrained devices in modern-day edge computing platforms. With the evolution of networking technologies and the wide-scale rollout of 5G in many parts of the world, the proliferation of solutions that leverage the Internet of Things (IoT) will increase exponentially. However, even with the expected improvement in average network speeds, constrained environments with low bandwidth and availability will exist for the foreseeable future. Before we can understand the need for CoAP [...]
CDN performance
11 Aug 2020
Front-End Optimization is a complex task in any web development project. As the migration to digital platforms continues to grow exponentially, rapid performance with pages that load within a few seconds is vital. However, optimizing your front-end technologies is not a simple task as it involves the orchestration of several fundamental variables.  Site assets that load in real-time, such as JavaScript, fonts, and images, directly influence page load speeds. Encryption, API calls, and the location of your origin server also [...]
CDN Security
03 Aug 2020
SDP, VPN, or Hybrid are three models organizations can leverage to strengthen their cybersecurity. As securing the perimeter of your network is a fundamental requirement for any organization, enterprises need to ensure they adopt the best possible approach. Not only do you have to ensure you protect your systems from unauthorized access, but you also need to provide users with the ability to work from anywhere, at any time. Although remote work is increasing, it is not a new [...]
CDN JavaScript
27 Jul 2020
JavaScript has always been a vital component of web development. Since its creation in 1995, the functionality of this scripting framework continues to grow, providing web developers with a platform to create new user experiences. With over 95% of websites on the Internet leveraging this technology, it has played a crucial role in shaping the web we know today. As one of the three core front-end languages, JavaScript, along with HTML and CSS, runs on almost every web application that provides [...]
Privacy
25 May 2020
Data broking is a big business in today's online digitally-driven world. As the world continues to embrace technology to improve efficiency, access knowledge, drive communication, and enhance collaboration, the production of vast quantities of data is either a direct or indirect collateral effect of any digital interaction. In 2017, the Economist stated that data is more valuable than oil. Although it may seem unusual to put a price tag on an intangible asset created by simple online interactions, the [...]
CDN SEO
11 May 2020
Canonicalization, sometimes referred to as standardization or normalization, is a computer science process that converts data possessing more than one possible presentation into a standardized, normalized, or canonical form. If we had to rephrase that definition in simple terms, it is a method for combining data that has the same content but different labels under one common name. When it comes to Search Engine Optimization (SEO), canonicalization is the process of ensuring the Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) that refer [...]
CDN performance
26 Apr 2020
Testing the performance of your website is vital. As the world continues to embrace digital services to meet their commercial needs, ensuring your site loads rapidly and efficiently is crucial in delivering the experience modern users demand from any online interaction. Not only does a fine-tuned, fast loading website enhance the relationship you build with your visitors and customers, but it is also crucial in obtaining desirable Search Engine Optimization (SEO) rankings. A poor performing website is not only punished [...]
Encryption
13 Apr 2020
End-to-End Encryption (E2EE) ensures the confidentiality and privacy of the parties to a particular communication. Irrespective of the medium chosen, be it text, voice, or video, this technology prevents third-parties from accessing any interaction while it is in transit or at rest. As the vast majority of today's intercommunication occurs across the Internet, encrypting your information is vital. Users typically leverage a variety of third-party apps and services to interact with their friends, family, and colleagues. Due to the sensitive nature of most interpersonal communications, it is [...]
Dark Web
31 Mar 2020
The Dark Web is a controversial topic that is shrouded in mystery for many regular Internet users. Portrayed in the media as a seedy underground virtual reality where cybercriminals roam free and peddle their illicit wares, this encrypted network has been a newsworthy subject since its rise to infamy during the last decade. Although the Dark Web may appear to be a prohibited playground hosting illegal products and services, one cannot ignore its use in the fight for online [...]