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Discussion on: I used to work with vessel tracking data. Ask Me Anything!

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By edge computing, I thought you meant using the browser as a compute resource (e.g. cryptojacking but legit, or SETI@Home type stuff).

I didn't even know running the server side of your app on the CDN was a thing until I saw your RailsConf talk just now. That sounds like it would be really helpful. I guess that means you'd have to replicate your database everywhere too, though, wouldn't it?

Again, public-facing stuff like MarineTraffic might use something like that, but there are still a lot of desktop apps (think MFC or win32) out there in the maritime industry.