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Agile, Not Just for Software Development

Molly Wojcik | November 26, 2018 | Agile, Culture

The Agile methodology was pioneered as an innovative approach to software development, but it can be effectively deployed across many areas. At Section, we choose to apply the Agile methodology as a framework across our entire organizational structure, from software development to customer engineering to marketing and sales.

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What the Edge Means for Developers

Molly Wojcik | October 23, 2018 | Agile, Edge

The ‘edge’ is dominating many conversations across the technology landscape today. 75% of enterprise-generated data will be created and processed outside of centralized cloud data centers and relocated to the edge by 2022, according to Gartner. However, beyond its potential for disrupting traditional cloud infrastructure, what does edge computing tactically mean for developers who are responsible for the day-in-day-out management of increasingly distributed web application architecture?

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DevOps and Continuous Delivery at the Edge

Molly Wojcik | October 22, 2018 | Agile, Edge

To keep pace with technology, engineers must be able to conduct quick deployments in a safe, reliable and repeatable way. DevOps and continuous delivery (CD) help to support a more responsive and flexible, quicker time-to-market across the software delivery cycle; an increasingly important asset in a market in which IT departments are squeezed to achieve a quicker pace of innovation.

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DevOps and Current CDN Providers

Stewart McGrath | July 19, 2018 | Agile, CDNs 101

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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How the Developer PoP brings Continuous Integration to Content Delivery

Daniel Bartholomew | June 15, 2017 | Agile, CDNs 101 is the only content delivery platform specifically designed to accelerate, scale and secure web sites with the development lifecycle in mind. But before we get to why this is so important, you must understand how CDNs came about, what problems they were created to solve, and why they traditionally have stood far apart from the development cycle.

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The DevPoP - Build and Test Your CDN Configuration Locally

Roxana Elliott | June 06, 2017 | Performance, Agile’s Developer Point of Presence is the first and only solution that allows developers to pull their full content delivery, caching, and WAF configuration into a local environment for testing. Using MiniKube, a tool which allows you to create a local Kubernetes cluster on your machine, gives developers and operations teams a local Point of Presence that is exactly the same as’s global PoPs. This allows for a faster feedback loop, less problems on your live site, and better website security and performance outcomes.

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Content Delivery Metrics that Integrate with DevOps Principles

Roxana Elliott | March 08, 2017 | Performance, Metrics, Agile has always been committed to providing the best, most detailed metrics and logs to our users. As the only Content Delivery solution that integrates fully with agile development and DevOps practices, we recognize the importance of having accurate metrics to diagnose, resolve and continuously improve your website performance and security. That’s why we’re happy to announce that we have recently given our metrics an update by bringing in Grafana, which is a highly flexible graphing tool that charts the metrics we provide from Graphite.

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Five Questions to Ask Before Buying a Content Delivery Network

Pete Jordan | August 24, 2016 | CDNs 101, Agile

What is a Content Delivery Network? Currently, more than 50 percent of the Web’s traffic is being run through Content Delivery Networks. Most CDNs have similar basic features that provide improved website security, performance, and scalability, but some go about this in different ways than others, and some CDNs focus on one specific aspect of web optimization - for example, blocking bots and protecting against attacks. To help you negotiate the CDN landscape, here are five questions we think you should consider before investing in your next CDN.

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How music-streaming site Orfium used Varnish Cache to improve page performance

Michael Petychakis | August 22, 2016 | , Case Studies, Caching, Agile, Performance

Background: Implementing Varnish Cache with Orfium is a new music platform which combines some of the best features of existing platforms such as SoundCloud, Bandcamp and Beatport, allowing users to share their tracks, promote them and sell downloads. In addition, it promises to introduce a range of interesting new options for music makers and labels, including the payment of streaming royalties and the ability to upload DJ mixes while compensating all artists whose music is included.

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Can CDNs remain relevant in an Agile Development world?

Stewart McGrath | May 03, 2016 | CDNs 101, Agile

83% of businesses have or are implementing agile development methodologies. The race here is run and agile is the answer.

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