Last Friday, at the end of Cloudflare’s 9th birthday week, we announced Workers Sites.
Now, using the Wrangler CLI, you can deploy entire websites directly to the Cloudflare Network using Cloudflare Workers and Workers KV. If you can statically generate the assets for your site, think create-react-app, Jekyll, or even the WP2Static plugin, you can deploy it to our global network, which spans 194 cities in more than 90 countries.
If you’d like to learn more about how it was built, you can read more about this in the technical blog post. Additionally, I wanted to give you an opportunity to meet with some of the developers who contributed to this product and hear directly from them about their process, potential use cases, and what it took to build.
Check out these events. If you’re based in Austin or San Francisco (more cities coming soon!), join us on-site. If you’re based somewhere else, you can watch the recording of the events afterwards.
Growing Dev Platforms at Scale & Deploying Static Websites
Talk 1: Inspiring with Content: How to Grow Developer Platforms at Scale
Serverless platforms like Cloudflare Workers provide benefits like scalability, high performance, and lower costs. However, when talking to developers, one of the most common reactions is, "this sounds interesting, but what do I build with it?"
In this talk, we’ll cover how at Cloudflare we’ve been able to answer this question at scale with Workers Sites. We’ll go over why this product exists and how the implementation leads to some unintended discoveries.
Victoria Bernard is a full-stack, product-minded engineer focused on Cloudflare Workers Developer Experience. An engineer who started a career working at large firms in hardware sales and moved throughout Cloudflare from support to product and to development. Passionate about building products that make developer lives easier and more productive.
Talk 2: Extending a Serverless Platform: How to Fake a File System…and Get Away With It
When building a platform for developers, you can’t anticipate every use case. So, how do you build new functionality into a platform in a sustainable way, and inspire others to do the same?
Let’s talk about how we took a globally distributed serverless platform (Cloudflare Workers) and key-value store (Workers KV) intended to store short-lived data and turned them into a way to easily deploy static websites. It wasn’t a straightforward journey, but join as we overcome roadblocks and learn a few lessons along the way.
Ashley Lewis headed the development of the features that became Workers Sites. She's process and collaboration oriented and focused on user experience first at every level of the stack. Ashley proudly tops the leaderboard for most LOC deleted.
- 6:00pm - Doors open
- 6:30pm - Talk 1: Inspiring with Content: How to Grow Developer Platforms at Scale
- 7:00pm - Talk 2: Extending a Serverless Platform: How to Fake a File System…and Get Away With It
- 7:30pm - Networking over food and drinks
- 8:00pm - Event conclusion
Austin, Texas Meetup
- DATE/TIME - October 3, 6:00pm-8:00pm
- LOCATION: Cloudflare Austin
San Francisco, California Meetup
- DATE/TIME - October 14, 6:00pm-8:00pm
- LOCATION - Cloudflare San Francisco
While you’re at it, check out our monthly developer newsletter: The Serverlist
Have you built something interesting with Workers? Let us know @CloudflareDev!