JSDelivr

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jsDelivr
JsDelivr Logo.svg
Developer(s)Dmitriy Akulov
Initial release2012
Repository
Operating systemCross-platform
TypeFree CDN
Websitewww.jsdelivr.com

JSDelivr (stylized as jsDelivr) is a public content delivery network (CDN) for open-source software projects, including packages hosted on GitHub, npm, and WordPress.org. JSDelivr was created by developer Dmitriy Akulov.[1]

As of September 2022, jsDelivr is estimated to be the third most popular CDN for JavaScript code, behind cdnjs and Google Hosted Libraries.[2] On October 14, 2020, it became the official CDN of Bootstrap.[3]

Features[edit]

jsDelivr is primarily used to load code and other resources from repositories on GitHub, npm, and the theme and plugin directories for WordPress. Software developers can request a specific version of a software package, or load the latest available version. jsDelivr can also minify any file in JavaScript, CSS, or SVG format, which can reduce loading times. jsDelivr permanently caches requested files, so they remain accessible even if the original software repository is moved or deleted.[1][4]

Operation[edit]

jsDelivr is powered by other content delivery network providers, including Cloudflare and Fastly, and switches to another provider if one is experiencing downtime. In China, Quantil is used as the content delivery network, as other providers are affected by the Great Firewall.[1] jsDelivr is primarily sponsored by Cloudflare, Fastly, NS1, DigitalOcean, and other companies.[5]

Dmitriy Akulov is the only person or entity with full access to all services and servers required to operate jsDelivr.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "jsDelivr - Open Source CDN". GitHub. Archived from the original on September 11, 2022. Retrieved September 11, 2022.
  2. ^ "Usage Statistics and Market Share of JavaScript Content Delivery Networks for Websites, September 2022". w3techs.com. Retrieved 2022-09-11.
  3. ^ a b "Bootstrap tweet announcing the new CDN". Twitter. Retrieved 2020-10-14.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ "Top 4 CDN services for hosting open source libraries | Opensource.com". opensource.com. Retrieved 2022-09-11.
  5. ^ "Our sponsors". jsDelivr. Retrieved 2022-09-11.

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