Author Archives: Albert Zhao
Author Archives: Albert Zhao
After many announcements from Platform Week, we’re thrilled to make one more: our Spring Developer Challenge!
The theme for this challenge is building real-time, collaborative applications — one of the most exciting use-cases emerging in the Cloudflare ecosystem. This is an opportunity for developers to merge their ideas with our newly released features, earn recognition on our blog, and take home our best swag yet.
Here’s a list of our tools that will get you started:
Today we’re launching the Cloudflare Developer Expert Program: an initiative to support and recognize our VIP users who build with Workers, Pages, and the entire Cloudflare developer ecosystem.
A Cloudflare Developer Expert is an early adopter of new releases, a frequent participant in feedback sessions, and an evangelist for Cloudflare products made for the larger developer community.
But first, what are the benefits of becoming a Cloudflare Developer Expert?
We have already sent invites to our first batch of power users, but if you’d like to join or want to nominate a developer, please fill out this form.
We ship very quickly at Cloudflare.
This is because we want feedback early in development, allowing users to challenge our assumptions and validate what we’re building. In the Workers team, this strategy has been very successful.
The Workers platform has transformed so much since its launch. Developers can not only write sandboxed code at our edge, they can also store data at the edge with Workers KV and, more recently, coordinate state within our giant network using Durable Objects. Now, we’re excited to share our support of an 11 year old technology that’s still going strong: Node.js.
There is nothing more satisfying than importing a library and watching your code magically work out-of-the-box.
The Cloudflare Workers team is excited to announce the opening of our Discord channel! You can join right away by going here.
Through our Discord channel, you can now connect with the team to ask questions, show off what you’re building, and discuss the platform with other developers.
Sometimes you just need to talk to another human being. Our developer docs will always be the source of truth on the mechanics of Workers, but we want to provide quicker help if you need it.
Over the past three years, Cloudflare Workers evolved from an initial sandbox for enterprise customers writing edge code to a developer platform for creating new applications and systems.
“We bet our whole business on Workers and it paid off big time,” said Hamlet Batista, CEO of RankSense, a SEO automation platform. “We've been saving a lot of money on infrastructure costs and DevOps resources we no longer need.”
Our team is constantly surprised by the palette of use cases from those developing on Workers. For example, a developer in Belgium created a static Workers site that teaches an online tutorial in three different languages on how to make your own face Continue reading