Section Blog - Empowering Developers at the Edge

Caching Stale Content



What is Caching Stale-While-Revalidate or Extending Grace? Caching makes pages load more quickly by drawing on a previous copy of a response instead of re-fetching it over the network. section.io offers developers total control over their Varnish Cache configuration, enabling you to determine the features you need to maximize web speed by caching static and dynamic content, including full HTML documents.

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Hello from Molly



Today is my first day as Marketing Director at section.io, and I’m eager for the opportunities ahead! What drew me to this company is the “for engineers, by engineers” mindset that carries through every vein of the organization. In all of my conversations with the team here, it’s glaringly apparent that our clients - software engineers - are at the center of everything we do. From product development to client success, section.io is on a mission to make work easier for engineers.

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Hello from Gary



Yesterday was my first day at section.io, and I am looking forward to many more. I have worked as a lead software developer and architect for the past 26 years across several industries - most recently at F5 Networks on their cloud enablement effort for their BIG-IP product. I have worked at companies both large and small, but certainly prefer working at smaller companies on a closely-knit team. Once I learned more about section.io I knew right away that I wanted to be a part of their team and help the platform reach its full potential.

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Why did this Varnish Cache Cache Hit take so Long (High TTFB)?



Users of the platform occasionally ask: “Why is the time to first byte (TTFB) so large even though Varnish Cache indicates it is a cache hit?” In this post, we will take a moment to address this niggling question.

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More Confirmation That Slower Websites Kill Your Business



New Study from Eggplant on Why Web Speed Matters A new global study from website optimization company Eggplant found that just under three quarters (73%) of consumers will move to a rival site if the website they are on is too slow to load. Eggplant polled 3,200 people within the US and UK about their attitudes towards website speed and performance. They found that website speed is important to a significant majority of people in both countries: 85% of Americans said it was important to them and 88% of Brits said the same.

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Hello from Bjoern



A few hours ago, I started my first day at section.io as a full time employee in the role of VP Commercials and I couldn’t be more excited to join this team. Over the past few weeks I had the pleasure of working with Stewart and Dan to understand the section.io Go-To-Market strategy and value proposition for our clients better. Understanding what section.io has already accomplished, and the vision of Stewart and Dan going forward, really convinced me about the opportunity for success.

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Hello from Mani



I start today at section.io as a Customer Support Engineer and am very excited to take on customer and platform challenges. I look at this as an opportunity to have a meaningful impact on the web performance side of things by helping customers optimize their web products and provide a better experience for their end users. Having built and launched a number of customer-facing applications I see this as an amazing opportunity to help customers with their pain points and make the internet a better place.

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Elasticsearch and Kibana



Elasticsearch and Kibana are open source tools run by Elastic. Elasticsearch, at its simplest, is a document search storage engine and Kibana is the user interface for Elasticsearch.

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DevOps and Current CDN Providers



A review of some of the CDNs available in the market today and commentary on their readiness for DevOps centric entineering teams.

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What and Where is the Edge PaaS?



Web applications are increasingly complex by nature and rapidly evolving in a landscape of increased consumer demand for higher quality experience, faster interaction and a low tolerance for security breaches of personal data. While cloud computing and the emergence of the large cloud hosts has caused a centralization of compute resource, the next wave of compute innovation is happening at “the edge”.

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