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Commit to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Every Day

The world is waking up Protesting in the name of Black Lives Matter.Reading the book “White Fragility”.Watching the documentary “13th”.The world is waking up to the fight against racism and I couldn’t be happier!But let’s be clear: learning about anti-racism and being anti-racist are not the same things. Learning is a good first step and…

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Making magic: Reimagining Developer Experience for the World of Serverless

This week we’ve talked about how Workers provides a step function improvement in the TTFB (time to first byte) of applications, by running lightweight isolates in over 200 cities around the world, free of cold starts. Today I’m going to talk about another metric, one that’s arguably even more important: TTFD, or time to first…

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Bringing Your Own IPs to Cloudflare (BYOIP)

Today we’re thrilled to announce general availability of Bring Your Own IP (BYOIP) across our Layer 7 products as well as Spectrum and Magic Transit services. When BYOIP is configured, the Cloudflare edge will announce a customer’s own IP prefixes and the prefixes can be used with our Layer 7 services, Spectrum, or Magic Transit.…

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Eliminating cold starts with Cloudflare Workers

A “cold start” is the time it takes to load and execute a new copy of a serverless function for the first time. It’s a problem that’s both complicated to solve and costly to fix. Other serverless platforms make you choose between suffering from random increases in execution time, or paying your way out with…

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Mitigating Spectre and Other Security Threats: The Cloudflare Workers Security Model

Hello, I’m an engineer on the Workers team, and today I want to talk to you about security. Cloudflare is a security company, and the heart of Workers is, in my view, a security project. Running code written by third parties is always a scary proposition, and the primary concern of the Workers team is…

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The Migration of Legacy Applications to Workers

As Cloudflare Workers, and other Serverless platforms, continue to drive down costs while making it easier for developers to stand up globally scaled applications, the migration of legacy applications is becoming increasingly common. In this post, I want to show how easy it is to migrate such an application onto Workers. To demonstrate, I’m going…

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Cloudflare Workers Announces Broad Language Support

We initially launched Cloudflare Workers with support for JavaScript and languages that compile to WebAssembly, such as Rust, C, and C++. Since then, Cloudflare and the community have improved the usability of Typescript on Workers. But we haven’t talked much about the many other popular languages that compile to JavaScript. Today, we’re excited to announce…

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Introducing Workers Unbound

We launched Cloudflare Workers® in 2017 with the goal of building the development platform that we wished we had. We want to enable developers to build great software while Cloudflare manages the overhead of configuring and maintaining the infrastructure. Workers is with you from the first line of code, to the first application, all the…

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