Randomness 101: LavaRand in Production

Published on by Joshua Liebow-Feeser.

Introduction Lava lamps in the Cloudflare lobby Courtesy of @mahtin As some of you may know, there's a wall of lava lamps in the lobby of our San Francisco office that we use for cryptography. In this post, we’re going to explore how that works. This post assumes no technical background. For a more in-depth look at the technical details, see LavaRand in Production: The Nitty-Gritty Technical…

5 Strategies to Promote Your App

Published on by Andrew Fitch.

Brady Gentile from Cloudflare's product team wrote an App Developer Playbook, embedded within the developer documentation page. He decided to write it after he and his team conducted several app developer interviews, finding that many developers wanted to learn how to better promote their apps. They wanted to help app authors out in the areas outside of developer core expertise. Social media posting, community outreach, email deployment, SEO,…

Using Google Cloud Platform to Analyze Cloudflare Logs

Published on by Kamilla Amirova.

We’re excited to announce that we now offer deep insights into your domain’s web traffic, working with Google Cloud Platform (GCP). While Cloudflare Enterprise customers always have had access to their logs, they previously had to rely on their own tools to process them, adding extra complexity and cost. Cloudflare logs provide real time insight into traffic, malicious activity, attack incidents, and infrastructure health checks. The…

Spotify's Cloudflare App is open source: fork it for your next project

Published on by Andrew Fitch.

Earlier this year, Cloudflare Apps was launched so app developers may leverage our global network of 6 million+ websites, applications, and APIs. I’d like to take a moment to highlight Spotify, which was a launch partner for Cloudflare Apps, especially since they have elected to open source the code to their Cloudflare App. Spotify Github repo » About Spotify Spotify is the leading digital service for streaming…

How to Monkey-Patch the Linux Kernel

Published on by Kenton Varda.

I have a weird setup. I type in Dvorak. But, when I hold ctrl or alt, my keyboard reverts to Qwerty. You see, the classic text-editing hotkeys, ctrl+Z, ctrl+X, ctrl+C, and ctrl+V are all located optimally for a Qwerty layout: next to the control key, easy to reach with your left hand while mousing with your right. In Dvorak, unfortunately, these hotkeys are scattered…