Building Automatic Platform Optimization for WordPress using Cloudflare Workers

This post explains how we implemented the Automatic Platform Optimization for WordPress. In doing so, we have defined a new place to run WordPress plugins, at the edge written with Cloudflare Workers. We provide the feature as a Cloudflare service but what’s exciting is that anyone could build this using the Workers platform.

Making Time for Cron Triggers: A Look Inside

Today, we are excited to launch Cron Triggers to the Cloudflare Workers serverless compute platform. We’ve heard the developer feedback, and we want to give our users the ability to run a given Worker on a scheduled basis.

Introducing Cron Triggers for Cloudflare Workers

Today the Cloudflare Workers team is thrilled to announce the launch of Cron Triggers. Before now, Workers were triggered purely by incoming HTTP requests but starting today you’ll be able to set a scheduler to run your Worker on a timed interval.

Workers Durable Objects Beta: A New Approach to Stateful Serverless

Durable Objects provide a truly serverless approach to storage and state: consistent, low-latency, distributed, yet effortless to maintain and scale. They also enable coordination and real-time collaboration between clients.

Exploring WebAssembly AI Services on Cloudflare Workers

AI at the edge presents a host of benefits. One is scalability—it is simply impractical to send all data to a centralized cloud. WebAssembly (WASM) is a new open-standard format for programs that run on the Web. Latent AI's mission is to enable ambient computing, regardless of any resource constraints.

Rendering React on the Edge with Flareact and Cloudflare Workers

Rendering React on the Edge with Flareact and Cloudflare WorkersImagine you’re the maintainer of a high-traffic media website, and your DNS is already hosted on Cloudflare.

Asynchronous HTMLRewriter for Cloudflare Workers

HTMLRewriter for Cloudflare Workers now supports asynchronous handlers, allowing developers to prefetch assets or user-specific content from a remote service.

Announcing wrangler dev — the Edge on localhost

A few weeks ago we announced a release candidate for wrangler dev — today, we're excited to take wrangler dev, the world’s first edge-based development environment, to GA with the release of wrangler 1.11.

Improving the Wrangler Startup Experience

You can now write any behaviour on requests heading to your site or even run fully fledged applications directly on the edge. Wrangler is the open-source CLI tool used to manage your Workers and has a big focus on enabling a smooth developer experience.

Introducing Deploy Buttons

Introducing Deploy Buttons: Deploy Buttons help you deploy a project to the Workers Platform without even needing to set up a local development environment.

Eliminating cold starts with Cloudflare Workers

A “cold start” is the time it takes to load and execute a new copy of a serverless function for the first time. It’s a problem that’s both complicated to solve and costly to fix.

Making magic: Reimagining Developer Experience for the World of Serverless

Today I’m going to talk about TTFD, or time to first dopamine, and announce a huge improvement to the Workers development experience — wrangler dev.

Mitigating Spectre and Other Security Threats: The Cloudflare Workers Security Model

Cloudflare is a security company, and the heart of Workers is, in my view, a security project. Running code written by third parties is always a scary proposition, and the primary concern of the Workers team is to make that safe. Cloudflare is a security company, and the heart of Workers is, in my view, a security project. Running code written by third parties is always a scary proposition

The Migration of Legacy Applications to Workers

As Cloudflare Workers, and other Serverless platforms, continue to drive down costs while making it easier for developers to stand up globally scaled applications, the migration of legacy applications is becoming increasingly common. In this post, I want to show how easy it is to migrate such an application onto Workers. To demonstrate, I’m going to use a common migration scenario: moving a legacy application

Introducing Workers Unbound

Today, we are excited to announce the next phase of this with the launch of our new platform, Workers Unbound, without restrictive CPU limits in a private beta. We launched Cloudflare Workers® in 2017 with the goal of building the development platform that we wished we had. We want to enable developers to build great software while Cloudflare manages the overhead of configuring and maintaining the infrastructure. Workers is with you from the first line of code, to the first application, all the way to a globally scaled product.

The Edge Computing Opportunity: It’s Not What You Think

Cloudflare Workers® is one of the largest, most widely used edge computing platforms. We announced Cloudflare Workers nearly three years ago and it's been generally available for the last two years. Cloudflare Workers® is one of the largest, most widely used edge computing platforms. We announced Cloudflare Workers nearly three years ago and it's been generally available for the last two years.

Cloudflare Workers Announces Broad Language Support

Today, we’re excited to announce support for Python, Scala, Kotlin, Reason and Dart. You can build applications on Cloudflare Workers using your favorite language starting today. We initially launched Cloudflare Workers with support for JavaScript and languages that compile to WebAssembly, such as Rust, C, and C++. Since then, Cloudflare and the community have improved the usability of Typescript on Workers. But we haven't talked much about the many other popular languages that compile to JavaScript. Today, we’re excited to announce support for Python, Scala, Kotlin, Reason and Dart.

Serverless Rendering with Cloudflare Workers

Learning how to do server-side rendering at the network edge using Workers Sites, Wrangler, HTMLRewriter, and tools from the broader Workers platform. Cloudflare’s Workers platform is a powerful tool; a single compute platform for tasks as simple as manipulating requests or complex as bringing application logic to the network edge.

Backblaze B2 and the S3 Compatible API on Cloudflare

In May 2020, Backblaze, a founding Bandwidth Alliance partner announced S3 compatible APIs for their B2 Cloud Storage service. Backblaze has been a proud partner since 2018. We are excited to see Backblaze introduce a new level of compatibility in their Cloud Storage service.

What are Cloud Functions, Cloudflare Workers and Serverless?

Serverless & Cloudflare workers have been cropping up a lot recently. I try to organise my thoughts into what they are and how you can use t