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JavaScript at the Edge: How we expose distributed JS services to customers using an embedded v8 context

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Tue
Jun 26
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
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Title: JavaScript at the Edge: How we expose distributed JS services to customers using an embedded v8 context

Speaker: Kurt Mackey

Global applications present a unique set of development problems. In this talk we'll share why we built Fly.io, a global JavaScript application runtime, to solve these issues. Think CDN that runs your code. We'll talk about our globally distributed cache, how we handle SSL before passing the HTTP connection off to v8 contexts, and how we push users' JavaScript out to all those servers. Within the v8 context, user code has access to a limited whatwg JavaScript API, our caching service, and some other basic necessities for executing fully custom CDN logic.

About Kurt:

Kurt Mackey is the cofounder at Fly.io, a globally distributed JavaScript application runtime based in Chicago. He ran tech for Ars Technica for 8 years, then left to build compose.io (YC S11), which was acquired by IBM in 2015.


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Chicago, IL, 60654

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