Cloudflare Workers

I’m not sure who coined the term serverless. Servers are still involved, but you don’t have to worry about managing them. You write some basic functions, and then deploy those to the cloud. The cloud will handle the provisioning, distribution, security, and everything else. The Serverless computing definition on Wikipedia does a good job of explaining this new tech. Cloudflare Workers is one of the easiest, and cost effective ways to get started with serverless. [Read More]

Fastly CDN

This is the first post in a series of posts about my transition Fastly. I used Cloudflare Worker Sites for almost two weeks. I’ve now switched to Fastly CDN. Cloudflare offers some great services for free, and we still use them at work, but I still have a feeling something isn’t right. When something is too good to be true, it usually is. Their pricing model , per domain, can be a bit expensive even though bandwidth is free. [Read More]

Cloudflare Worker Sites

I’ve switched my site to Cloudflare Worker Sites.

I was using AWS S3 and Google Cloud Storage to store my static site files, but now that Cloudflare offers static sites, might as well use theirs.

Cloudflare Firewall Rules to Protect WordPress

Cloudflare Firewall rules a protecting my site from a brute force attack from a botnet. Below I’ll show you how to use Firewall Rules to keep your WordPress site safe. With the Cloudflare free plan, it includes five free Cloudflare Firewall Rules. Cloudflare Firewall Cloudflare is using wirefilter, which is a Wireshark-like expression language that they have created. We will need to create two rules to properly protect our WP Dashboard. [Read More]

Picking a CDN

When it comes down to picking a CDN (Content Delivery Network) provider there aren’t many options. There are a few things you will need to consider when deciding. After reading this post you will be able to make an educated decision on which is best for your project. It’s an interesting time for the web. When I first started building sites everything was static. I had no dynamic content, and essentially, my websites had no vulnerabilities. [Read More]

AMP Advisory Committee meeting

Last month I was in London for the AMP Advisory Committee meeting. We’ve had a few video conferences, but this was our first time meeting in person. While not everyone could attend, we did cover many topics. My flight landed at 7am, got to my hotel around 8am only to find out my room wasn’t ready. So I walked to Akamai for our meeting. To say I was tired would be an understatement since I couldn’t sleep on the plane, and woke up at 7am the previous day. [Read More]

URL Shortener built with Cloudflare Workers KV

Cloudflare introduced a new service called Workers that I used to build a URL Shortener. Other cloud companies have something similar. Google has Cloud Functions and Amazon has Lambda. Since this “serverless” thing is starting to catch on I decided to build something as a way to learn more about it. At first I built an image hosting site, as I usually do when learning about new technologies. I incorporated DigitalOcean’s Spaces for my storage. [Read More]