Power outage hits the island of Taiwan. Here’s what we learned.

Published on by Tom Paseka.

At approximately 4:50pm local time (8:50am UTC) August 15, a major unexpected power outage hit the island of Taiwan with a significant amount of its power generation facilities going down. Blackout! Most of the island was hit with power outages, shortages and rolling blackouts, with street lights not functioning, nor power in many of Taipei’s shopping malls, and much other infrastructure. Blackouts of this scale…

Recap: How to make a Cloudflare App workshop in Austin

Published on by Jameson Sundell.

Cloudflare hosted a developer preview workshop in Austin for Cloudflare Apps, taught by Zack Bloom, tech lead of Cloudflare Apps. Due to popular request, we are making available the video from the workshop. Want some ideas on what to start with? Check out the idea suggestion list on our Cloudflare Community page. It's a great idea to review our Apps documentation available here. Want to request a Cloudflare…

Moving Forward with Path Forward

Published on by Janet Van Huysse.

In February, I blogged about our first rotation of Path Forward returnships and the awesome people we’ve hired as a result of the program. As a refresher, Path Forward is a nonprofit organization that aims to empower people who’ve taken time away from their careers to focus on caregiving to return to the workforce. Cloudflare started partnering with Path Forward this past year as a way…

The Languages Which Almost Became CSS

Published on by Zack Bloom.

The history of all the languages which almost became CSS and the development of the styled web. When Tim Berners-Lee announced HTML in 1991 there was no method of styling pages. How a given HTML tag was rendered was determined by the browser, often with significant input from the user’s preferences. To many, it seemed like a good idea to create a standard way for pages to…

Net Neutrality Day: Cloudflare + Fight for the Future

Published on by Jameson Sundell.

For Net Neutrality Day on July 12, Fight for the Future (FFTF) launched a Cloudflare App installable for websites all over the world. Sites with it installed saw as many as 178 million page views prompting the users to write to their local congressional representative on the importance of Net Neutrality. All told, the FCC received over 2 million comments and Congress received millions of emails and phone…