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What’s New for Developers: April 2022

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Written by

Jessica Capuano Mora

April 25, 2022

Jessica Capuano Mora is the Community Manager for Developer Advocacy.


We have big news this month. You may have already heard that we acquired Linode, creating the world’s most distributed compute platform. In addition, we have release announcements and new developer content to share with you! 

What we’re highlighting in this issue



Akamai completes acquisition of Linode

You may have already heard that Akamai recently acquired Linode. Linode provides accessible, affordable, and simple cloud infrastructure for developers to host their applications and data. Read the TechCrunch blog to learn about the reasons behind Akamai's decision to buy Linode.

➡️  Read the blog: https://techcrunch.com/2022/04/14/why-akamai-bought-linode/


Register for one of our upcoming events

We're ramping up for another season of events. Check out what’s coming up, and bookmark the page to stay updated on what’s on tap.

➡️  Explore events: 



Developer releases: tools and resources

Akamai PowerShell 1.7.0 now available

We’re excited to announce that, thanks to Developer Champion Stuart Macleod, Akamai PowerShell 1.7.0 is now available. This release supports code signing. It allows laptops and servers with strict execution policies to import and run previously inaccessible functions, and includes many other new features and improvements.

➡️  Read the release notes: https://github.com/akamai/akamaipowershell/releases/tag/1.7.0

Edge Diagnostics

We recently overhauled Edge Diagnostics to allow for faster diagnoses of network and content issues.

➡️  Read the release notes: https://techdocs.akamai.com/edge-diagnostics/changelog/mar-2022-ege-diagnostic-launch

New release: Image & Video Manager for Akamai Terraform Provider

Akamai Terraform Provider 1.12 and 1.12.1. were recently released. You can now manage your Image & Video Manager policies, export your current Image & Video Manager policies for use in your Terraform configurations, and manage the Request Control Cloudlet.

➡️  Read the release notes: https://github.com/akamai/terraform-provider-akamai/releases

➡️  Read the Image & Video Manager Guide (beta): https://registry.terraform.io/providers/akamai/akamai/latest/docs/guides/get_started_imaging

Try our new Terraform templates

Mike Elissen has created Terraform examples and templates that can be found on GitHub. The templates are still in alpha and undergoing testing, but feel free to give them a try.

➡️  Test the templates: https://github.com/akamai/examples-terraform

EdgeWorkers: OpenID Connect at the Akamai edge

We love it when our Developer Champions build on one another’s tools. Champion Ian Cass forked Champion Eric Debeij’s OpenID Connect EdgeWorkers, designed to protect with OpenID Connect and Akamai Token Authentication.

➡️  Read more on the fork: https://github.com/IanCassTwo/edgeworker-oidc

➡️  Take a look at the original: https://github.com/ericdebeij/edgeworker-oidc

Latest articles and videos


Getting started with Linode | Cloud Manager, Linode API, Linode CLI, and Linode Terraform Provider

You probably know by now that Akamai recently welcomed Linode into its fold. If you’re interested in getting started with Linode, Senior Developer Advocate Mike Elissen has you covered. Read his blog or watch the video to learn about what's possible and how to build on Akamai with Linode. (Bonus: you can get started with Linode for free!)

➡️  Read the blog: https://blog.securitylevelup.eu/getting-started-with-linode-or-cloud-manager-linode-api-linode-cli-and-linode-terraform-provider

➡️  Watch the video: https://youtu.be/p8CtjC6RQzA


Cloud-agnostic secure delivery of a website on the Akamai Intelligent Edge Platform using Terraform

Developer Champion Deepak Jha shared a detailed Medium article in two parts to help you learn how to build or host a website on any cloud and how to deliver it securely with Akamai and Terraform.

➡️  Read part 1:


➡️  Read part 2:


New videos

We have too many new videos to highlight them all here! Check out some of our favorites below and subscribe to our channel to see what’s new.

Developer’s Edge

There’s a new season of Developer’s Edge! This episode features Senior Technical Customer Success Manager Natasha Perez. She’s passionate about enabling developers — and puppies.

Check out her video by clicking on the image below.


Web Dev Office Hours

Senior Developer Advocate Austin Gil continues to regularly stream about his passion projects. In one of his recent streams, he highlighted a couple of the tricks he uses to build accessible apps so visual users and nonvisual users have the same, excellent experience.

You can watch the video by clicking on the image below.


Terraform Tapas

In one of the most recent Terraform Tapas videos, Mike Elissen explains that Terraform offers many different ways to manage your secrets, including the “sensitive = true” flag, when using Terraform variables. Watch the episode by clicking on the image below.


➡️  View all playlists: https://www.youtube.com/c/AkamaiDeveloper/playlists

➡️  Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/AkamaiDeveloper/videos

And that’s a wrap!

Is there anything that you think we missed? Anything you really like or dislike about these recaps? We’d love to hear from you.

Share your thoughts and contributions at devrel@akamai.com.

Jessica C Mora.jpg

Written by

Jessica Capuano Mora

April 25, 2022

Jessica Capuano Mora is the Community Manager for Developer Advocacy.