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#CiscoChat Recap: Have APIs Killed the CLI?

- March 28, 2017 - 2 Comments

Cisco Chat trendingWhat’s an API (Application Program Interface)?
What’s a CLI (Command Line Interface)?
Are APIs really poised to take over CLIs?

On Wednesday, March 22, @CiscoDevNet hosted a lively #CiscoChat to discuss these questions. Developers and engineers from all over the world joined the chat to talk about the advantages and disadvantages of APIs and CLIs, data models and how they relate to APIs, and what people entering developer and systems engineer careers need to be aware of.

There was so much great engagement that by the end of the chat, #CiscoChat was a trending hashtag on Twitter (for specific regions), and the conversation still continues! Follow along with the highlights below, and catch the full recap on Storify here: storify.com/CiscoChat/ciscochat-have-apis-killed-the-cli

 

 

Question: What makes an API better than a CLI?

Cisco Chat Hank Preston API CLI

 

Cisco Chat CLI API

 

Cisco Chat Wendell Odom

 

Cisco Chat Cisco SE Manager

 

Cisco Chat Cisco SE

 

Cisco Chat dCloud and DevNet

 

Question: In a world of APIs, what skills should network engineers be learning?

Cisco Chat Systems Engineers Developer

 

Cisco Chat DevNet Developer

 

Cisco Chat conversation

 

Cisco Developer Looking for more great content around this topic? Check out VP of World-Wide Systems Engineering, Mike Koon’s, blog “Embrace Innovation where Applications meet Infrastructure” and follow him on Twitter for more insights, @KoonsCisco.

Don’t miss your opportunity to be part of the inaugural #DevNetCreate!
Find all the details @DevNetCreate and on blog.devnetcreate.io

Join us for the next DevNet #CiscoSE chat on the week of May 7th.

Thanks to all of you who participated in the chat! We look forward to seeing you next time.

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2 Comments

    Thought the chat was a blast, and thanks to everyone who participated and joined in. Can't wait for the next one!

    Can't APIs and CLIs just get along? Why does one have to die? I think CLIs are good for when you are developing your automation. With a CLI you can model things, sort-of work-it-out, stuff like that. Automate each CLI component along the way and then the world is on your doorstep or the world is your oyster (unless you have seafood allergies, guilty).

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