Netlify Announces Early Access For Edge Handlers


Netlify has announced early access for Netlify Edge Handlers, enabling personalized content in websites and web apps by executing custom code at the network edge.

Edge Handlers are claimed to bring edge compute into a single git-based Jamstack workflow, streamlining Continuous Delivery between frontend developers and DevOps.

Programmability at the network edge is one more building block from Netlify that lowers the barrier for what any developer can do on the Jamstack. Development teams can more easily deliver localized content, simplified A/B testing, custom authentication, API aggregation and more.

With Edge Handlers, developers write simple JavaScript that builds and deploys to the network edge using Netlify. It helps bring together multiple complex work streams into a single workflow tied to a common Git repository.

Developers can use Netlify’s entire platform to operate edge logic from preview to production. These include building automation through git, atomic deploys to Netlify’s multi-cloud edge network, site previews and instant rollbacks.