Code Everywhere: Why We Built Cloudflare Workers

Published on by John Graham-Cumming.

It all comes down to the speed of light. It always does. The speed of light limits the latency possible between someone using the Internet and the application they are accessing. It doesn’t matter if they are walking down the street hailing a car using a ride-sharing app, sitting in an office accessing a SaaS application on the web, or if their wearable device is reporting health…

Introducing Cloudflare Workers: Run JavaScript Service Workers at the Edge

Published on by Kenton Varda.

TL;DR: You'll soon be able to deploy JavaScript to Cloudflare's edge, written against an API similar to Service Workers. Try writing a Worker in the playground » Introduction Every technology, when sufficiently complicated, becomes programmable. You see this everywhere, but as a lifelong gamer, my personal favorite example is probably graphics cards. In the '90s, graphics hardware generally provided a fixed set of functionality. The OpenGL standard…

Cloudflare Apps Platform Update: September Edition

Published on by Teffen Ellis.

This is the September edition of our blog series showcasing the latest platform improvements in developer analytics, user feedback, release notes, and more! Since launch, we’ve received hundreds of feature requests from developers and users alike. Feedback has been the source of some our most popular features. This month’s post is celebration of the innovation achieved when great ideas are shared. Let’s dive in! 📈 Developer…

Introducing Cloudflare Warp: Hide Behind The Edge

Published on by Dani Grant.

I work at a company whose job it is to be attacked. As I’m writing this, an automatic mitigation is fighting two ongoing DDoS attacks. Any machine that’s publicly routable on the internet today can be a vector for attack, and that’s a problem. Today we want to turn the tables and give you a new way of exposing services to the internet without having…

Down the Rabbit Hole: The Making of Cloudflare Warp

Published on by Chris Branch.

In the real world, tunnels are often carved out from the mass of something bigger - a hill, the ground, but also man-made structures. CC BY-SA 2.0 image by Matt Brown In an abstract sense Cloudflare Warp is similar; its connection strategy punches a hole through firewalls and NAT, and provides easy and secure passage for HTTP traffic to your origin. But the technical reality is a…