Developers Accelerate Innovation… DevNet Accelerates Developers.

November 17, 2016 - 3 Comments

Now more than ever, our partners need to deliver business outcomes to customers at Full Speed.  We also know this often requires custom software development in addition to industry-leading technology. Whether you are a large partner organization that needs to be more nimble, or a small to medium-sized partner company that needs to be competitive with limited resources, software can be a competitive advantage and differentiator for you.

Today, the definition of a software developer is expanding.  The traditional definition included app developers, web developers, mobile developers and cloud developers.  Now, as networks and IT move to software, network engineers, IT admins and architects must evolve to become power users of software.  As our customers digitize their businesses, they are reinventing their business models through software and can begin to realize the full potential of programmable networks and application development.

DevNet, Cisco’s developer program, can help you build and accelerate your software practice. DevNet provides a powerful collection of tools, resources, communities and events, so you can quickly get your software solutions to market.

Let’s walk through DevNet…


Learn, code, inspire and connect to accelerate your knowledge and skills for working with Cisco APIs and platforms. Learning labs, API documentation, and tools are all free on the DevNet website.

DevNet Learning Tracks make it easy to discover the tools and resources you need, with guided paths through modules that can take you from basic programming knowledge to drill downs into Cisco APIs and technologies. You’ll find Learning Tracks for Network Programmability for Network Engineers, and for Application Developers… For Collaboration Cloud, Cloud Native Applications, Data Center Programmability, UCS for Infrastructure developers, and more.


DevNet not only helps you learn to code, but provides tools like developer sandboxes –  live, cloud-based development environments, complete with tools and hardware infrastructure – for developers to build proof-of-concept projects, or build, test, and certify their solutions.


You can get inspired, or do the inspiring in DevNet Creations – a place where you can see projects and innovations built with Cisco APIs from other DevNet community members, or collaborate with peers and showcase how you are using Cisco APIs to accelerate development. As you look for ideas to grow your business, DevNet Creations provides great examples of integrations and solutions that you can build with Cisco API to deliver the right out come for your customer.


The heart and soul of any developer program is the community itself.  The ability to collaborate with other developers who are facing similar challenges is key to accelerating your success.  Through DevNet you can follow expert blogs, participate in technical forums, find a live DevNet event near you, or connect via social media. DevNet makes it easy to find the community support forum specific to your needs.


With DevNet, support is always close at hand. Join any of the Communities of Interest within DevNet, which have DevNet Community Managers ready to help… Or just click the “Chat with Us!” link in the lower right corner of every DevNet page.

Becoming a DevNet member is free and easy.  Go straight to and create your account.  That’s it…you’re a member.  Whenever you’re ready you can complete your profile to customize your DevNet community experience to fit your exact interests and needs.

Welcome to Cisco DevNet!

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  1. Susie Wee
    Not sure on all the terminology’s that tech type people use, I’m just a average type person with a Idea.
    If you read this, and are really interested in making something that stands out from the crowd connect with me and lets talk.

    Marty Anderson

  2. I really like the promotion of Cisco DevNet in this blog by Susie Wee. As a recent DevNet Member, learning Software Defined Networking, Containers and other topics related to programmability, I have found DevNet to be a highly useful resource. The best thing I find about the interface is the selection of training topics based on tracks, modules and labs. I have followed the Network Programmability Tracks and learnt Python Scripting for REST API calls for Spark, and with the practical scenarios and guidelines, it was very easy and straightforward to learn quickly about relevant SDN technologies. I would highly recommend DevNet as a learning platform for all levels of expertise, who are interested in learning emerging technologies.

  3. I work for one of those small to medium-sized partner company that needs to be competitive with limited resources.

    Using DevNet resources we were actually able to innovate and get a competitive advantage in our market.

    I highly recommend to every partner to know more about DevNet and make the jump to this software revolution.

    The community around DevNet is amazing. The Spark room (“Chat with us!”link) is great, please join when you have the time and say hi. It is a very friendly community. The kind that you need when you are exploring new areas.