July 02, 2014 1:14AM
Making code better with reviews
In the past we've written about how CloudFlare isn't afraid to rip out and replace chunks of code that have proved to be hard to maintain or have simply reach end of life....
May 21, 2014 3:00PM
BPF - the forgotten bytecode
Speed & Reliability
Every once in a while I run into an obscure computer technology that is a hidden gem, which over the years has become mostly forgotten. This is exactly how I feel about the tcpdump tool and its kernel counterpart the packet filter interface....
October 07, 2013 7:00PM
CloudFlare And Open Source Software: A Two-Way Street
CloudFlare uses a great deal of open source and free software. Our core server platform is nginx (which is released using a two-clause BSD license) and our primary database of choice is postgresql (which is released using their own BSD-like license)....
July 03, 2012 4:21PM
Go at CloudFlare
The other day I blogged here about our new Railgun software that speeds up the back haul between CloudFlare data centers and our clients' servers. At CloudFlare we're using a number of different languages depending on the task....