Author Archives: Chris

Artificial Intelligence AI
17 Nov 2020
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a complex and diverse field. In computer science, it refers to numerous technologies and frameworks that encompass an ever-evolving area of specialty. Focusing on creating machines and systems that need no human intervention to perform tasks and make decisions, understanding AI can be overwhelming. Machine learning, speech recognition assistants such as Alexa and Siri, and even the algorithm that recommends movies for you on Netflix are some of the examples we encounter daily. As advances [...]
Microsoft Edge
09 Nov 2020
Microsoft Edge has been around since 2015. However, with the announcement that Microsoft will no longer support Internet Explorer from mid-August 2021, Edge is poised to become the Windows operating system's de-facto web browser. As the world's most widely used operating system, web developers cannot ignore Windows. Ignoring its extensive user base will result in a poor experience for users of this ubiquitous platform. Currently, Google Chrome is the world's leading browser, with 69% of users utilizing it to access the Internet. [...]
Google Lighthouse
18 Oct 2020
Google Lighthouse is an automated tool built to aid developers in creating better web pages. It is free, open-source, and embedded in Chrome with the rest of the Developer Tools. Lighthouse gives you the capability to audit web fundamentals such as performance, progressive web app review, general best practices, accessibility, and Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Written in JavaScript, you can run it against any web page, and even measure site pages that require authentication. In addition to the embedded version that [...]
CDN SEO
29 Sep 2020
Core Web Vitals are metrics that focus on the user experience as a webpage renders in a user's browser. Historically, Google's Page Rank algorithm concentrated on overall page load speed and mobile-friendliness. However, a recent blog post from the search engine giant stated that people prefer sites that deliver a superior page experience. Their research determined that a modern web user demands a responsive, visually stable, and fast service. Subsequently, Google announced that these factors would play a vital role in [...]
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 [...]