Are Progressive Web Apps The Future of The Web?

Progressive Web Apps, or PWAs, may sound like some techy fringe movement that’s only supported/adopted by a small minority. And in many ways, that’s exactly what they are. But what you really need to know about PWAs is that they’re: Based on a model that turns conventional practice on its Continue Reading

It’s Hard To Change The Keys To The Internet And It Involves Destroying HSM’s

Cloudflare Railgun is available when using Cloud Server Webuzo, Cloud Web Apps. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Photo by Niko Soikkeli / Unsplash The root of the DNS tree has been using DNSSEC to protect the zone content since 2010. DNSSEC is simply a mechanism to provide Continue Reading

How we made our page-load optimisations even faster

Cloudflare Railgun is available when using Cloud Server Webuzo, Cloud Web Apps. Contact us to find out our latest offers! In 2017 we made two of our web optimisation products – Mirage and Rocket Loader – even faster! Combined, these products speed up around 1.2 billion web-pages a week. The Continue Reading

Coming soon to a university near you

Cloudflare Railgun is available when using Cloud Server Webuzo, Cloud Web Apps. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Attention software engineering students: Cloudflare is coming to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and we want to meet you! We will be attending UW–Madison’s Continue Reading

Writing complex macros in Rust: Reverse Polish Notation

Cloudflare Railgun is available when using Cloud Server Webuzo, Cloud Web Apps. Contact us to find out our latest offers! (This is a crosspost of a tutorial originally published on my personal blog) Among other interesting features, Rust has a powerful macro system. Unfortunately, even after reading The Book and Continue Reading

Large drop in traffic from the Democratic Republic of Congo

Cloudflare Railgun is available when using Cloud Server Webuzo, Cloud Web Apps. Contact us to find out our latest offers! It is not uncommon for countries around the world to interrupt Internet access for political reasons or because of social unrest. We’ve seen this many times in the past (e.g. Continue Reading

Web Cache Deception Attack revisited

Cloudflare Railgun is available when using Cloud Server Webuzo, Cloud Web Apps. Contact us to find out our latest offers! In April, we wrote about Web Cache Deception attacks, and how our customers can avoid them using origin configuration. Read that blog post to learn about how to configure your Continue Reading

However improbable: The story of a processor bug

Cloudflare Railgun is available when using Cloud Server Webuzo, Cloud Web Apps. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Processor problems have been in the news lately, due to the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities. But generally, engineers writing software assume that computer hardware operates in a reliable, well-understood fashion, Continue Reading

SYN packet handling in the wild

Cloudflare Railgun is available when using Cloud Server Webuzo, Cloud Web Apps. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Here at Cloudflare, we have a lot of experience of operating servers on the wild Internet. But we are always improving our mastery of this black art. On this very Continue Reading

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