If you haven’t heard about about the revolution underway, you’re not
paying attention. To get a running update of the cool new features in v.10,
check out the fresh new v.10 spotlight page. Otherwise, read on.
Here at DevCentral, you can count on (at least) three things:
1.) Our team is comprised of full-on geeks who are constantly trying to
stretch our technology and challenge each other at the same time.
2.) We do out best to call it the way it is and as we see it. You bet your
career and company on us so you deserve nothing less than the straight truth.
3.) If it relates to iRules, iControl, or other advanced F5 technical topics,
you’ll probably hear about it first on DevCentral.
Item #1 above puts us in a unique position where – sometimes – we break
stuff. While we would love to say there are never bugs or issues with our
products, that wouldn’t be true and you wo... (more)
The 2009 DevCentral Community Survey wrapped up last Thursday and the volume
of participation simply crushed all previous DevCentral surveys. With over
500 respondents from around the world, this survey provided some remarkable
insight into who you are, what types of things you’d like to see in the
future, as well as some things you NEVER want to see from F5. (note: I’m
saving this for a future blog post of it’s own)
Over the coming weeks, I’ll be sharing some interesting stats with you
about your community. Thanks to everyone for your great input, your candid
comments, and your... (more)
With the rapid growth of DevCentral, we continue to get great suggestions for
how we can improve the site (BTW – you too can provide suggestions via the
Feedback form here). We also have a nonstop stream of ideas about cool stuff
we would like to see as well. All of this means that we’ve become more
dedicated to regular updates/upgrades to DevCentral, in both the software we
use AND the customization we build on top of it. As a result, you may have
seen a few more maintenance pages over the past few months than usual. If
you’re interested in what we’ve been doing, read on!
The U... (more)
Wow - an action packed morning already. The DevCentral MVPs, the DevCentral
Team, as well as some F5 experts we're fortunate to have with us are all in
Chicago today to talk about F5 technology and learn, share, and have some fun
together. We kicked off the day with a great challenge led by F5er "L4L7" and
jumped into a deep-dive about F5 hardware. After a quick break, we're talking
As we move along, we'll be posting updates including some details about the
challenges (nothing like a little heathy competition, right?) as well as
other insights. Stay tuned..... (more)
Back in 2001 (wow – seems like yesterday!), F5 introduced the first-ever,
open/Web services API for network devices called iControl. With it, it
sparked a major shift in the way companies could look at integrating network
devices with applications. Leading software vendors figured it out. And,
thousands of companies since then have used iControl to build custom
monitoring apps, management solutions that more closely fit their internal
processes, and even automate some cool stuff including enabling applications
to tell the network how to deliver them.
While all fine and dandy (an... (more)