A blog from Cisco, dedicated specifically to developers? Really? Yes really.
In fact, if you still think of Cisco as the routers and switches company… well, I’m not sure what rock you’ve been living under. Cisco is a software company, playing a major role in this era of digital transformation. Our people, our partners, and our customers are developers, and this blog space is for you. Welcome!
We look forward to building a forum for you to talk, learn, and solve those pesky development issues. What topics will we cover in this blog space? Who will be blogging here? And most importantly, who should follow this blog space? Let me take that last question first…
Who should follow this blog space?
If you are an application developer, a network engineer, or an IT professional, then this blog space is for you.
Application developers – Whether you’re developing cloud apps, IoT apps, or enterprise apps, your applications need to be network-powered; ready to access Wi-Fi networks and optimized to run over enterprise networks. Indeed, in many ways the Internet has become your most important development platform. Here, you’ll learn all about the Cisco APIs you need to make this happen!
Network engineers – You already know the future is here… the networks you design and operate are programmable, and you need developer skills and tools to keep your networks secure, reliable, and performing. This blog is for you.
IT professionals – The DevOps revolution is over and has gone mainstream. People working in IT must become the bridge between application developers and the networks on which their apps run.
What topics will we cover in this blog space?
- Network Programmability
- Data Center
- Open Source
- Automation & Analytics
Each of these topic areas have a dedicated “tech center” on the DevNet website, where you’ll find APIs and tools, sample code and learning labs, sandboxes and support. This blog space will discuss key challenges and trends in each of these areas, and point you to resources on DevNet that will help you discover solutions, expedite projects, and advance your career.
You’ll hear real world case studies about how Cisco partners, ISVs, and customers are using our APIs and platforms in their integrations, and get a technical look under the hood.
Who will be blogging here?
Many of you are already familiar with DevNet, Cisco’s developer program and community. For the past three years, DevNet has been producing learning labs, sample code, and free testing lab “sandboxes.” Access to all these resources and tools is right there for you via the DevNet website – developer.cisco.com.
Now, you can easily follow this blog to find out when new labs and tools become available, and new APIs are released. DevNet is a place where you can learn, code, get inspired, and connect with other members of our community. And this blog space will be the perfect place to keep your finger on the pulse of this vibrant community.
In this blog space you’ll hear from DevNet’s Developer Evangelists and members of the DevNet Innovation Team. Each will bring their unique perspective to their topic, as well as the hands-on, how-to-do-it approach that is the hallmark of DevNet. We’ll also have guest bloggers from the ranks of the DevNet Community – industry and technical experts who can bring a valuable outside perspective to challenges, opportunities, and trends that developers confront. If you want to be a guest blogger, let us know when you add a comment below!
Today, the word “developers” refers to a broad and diverse community – from networkers to coders. Architects to administrators. Experts to newbies. Our goal is to make this blog space a rich vein for all to mine. Welcome… we look forward to hearing from you.