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F5 Programmability for Eclipse - Installation Instructions

It’s been a long time coming, but I’m pleased to announce a brand new editor for your iRules: F5 Programmability for Eclipse! This editor supports iRules & iRules LX in its initial release, but stay tuned for more features down the road. One... Read more
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Orchestrate Your Infrastructure

The digital society has emerged. Today’s always-connected world and the applications we interact with are changing the way we live. People are mobile, our devices are mobile, and by all accounts, everything that is a noun – a person, place or... Read more
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Your Applications Deserve iApps

F5 iApps are user-customizable frameworks for deploying applications that enables you to ‘templatize’ sets of functionality on your F5 gear. You can automate the process of adding virtual servers or build a custom iApp to manage your iRules... Read more
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Getting Started with iControl: Working with the System

So far throughout this Getting Started with iControl series, we’ve worked our way through history, libraries, configuration object, and statistics. In this final article in the series, we’ll tackle a few system functions, namely system ntp and dns... Read more
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Getting Started with iControl: Working with Statistics

In the previous article in the Getting Started with iControl series, we threw the lion's share of languages at you for both iControl portals, exposing you to many of the possible attack angles available for programmatically interacting with... Read more
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Getting Started with iControl: Interface Taxonomy & Language Libraries

In part two of this article in the Getting Started with iControl series, we will cover the taxonomy for both the soap and rest iControl interfaces as well as introducing the language libraries we unofficially support on DevCentral. Taxonomy Since... Read more
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Control It All with iControl

The concept of Application programming interfaces (APIs) has been around for a while. According to CSC Distinguished Engineer & Chief Product Architect (and bass player) Martin Bartlett, 'The concept of an API pre-dates even the advent... Read more
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Getting Started with iControl: History

To embark on iControl week in DevCentral's Programmability Month, I figured I'd take a little time to talk about iControl's past, present, and future to give you a glimpse at how we got to where we are and what you can expect in the... Read more
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The Double Whammy of Scripting

Many of you are very familiar with iRules, our Tool Command Language (Tcl) based scripter. It’s a powerful application delivery tool to have a programmable proxy that allows you to manipulate – in real time - any network traffic passing through... Read more
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Are People Programmable?

For the month of June, DevCentral is highlighting our Programmability Month and Codeshare Challenge. A fantastic opportunity to catch up on the power of programmability and learn how the BIG-IP platform can transform your infrastructure with a few... Read more
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SDN: Network Scalability’s Secret Sauce

Scaling things seems like such a simple task, doesn’t it? Open a new checkout line. Call a new teller to the front. Hire another person.  But under the covers in technology land, where networking standards rule the roost, it really isn’t as... Read more
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AWS re:Invent 2015 – Programmability in the Cloud (feat Applebaum)

Programmability and orchestration are critically important with cloud deployments and Alex Applebaum, Sr. Product Management Engineer, explains why and talks about ways organizations can use BIG-IP programmability in the cloud. Yet anothe... Read more
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Programmability in the Network: Risk-based Data Scrubbing

This post is brought to you by the letter “C” (for context). There’s a whole lot of talking and proposing and presenting going on around risk-based . Usually it’s around authentication and access. The basic premise is that based on a score,... Read more
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Programmability in the Network: Filtering Favicons

There’s really an unlimited number of ways in which programmability in the network (data path scripting) can solve problems, address risk, and simplify architectures. In the area of DevOps it can be used to facilitate continuous delivery (CD)... Read more
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Sharding for Scale: In the app or in the network?

Where you decide to shard for scalability impacts the complexity of the entire architecture. Sharding has become a popular means of achieving scalability in application architectures in which read/write data separation is not only possible, but... Read more
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The Five Requirements for Application Services in a Software-Defined Data Center

Data center models are changing. A variety of technical trends and business demands are forcing that change, most of them centered on the explosive growth of applications. That means, in turn, that the requirements for application delivery are... Read more
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Snippet #7: OWASP Useful HTTP Headers

If you develop and deploy web applications then security is on your mind.  When I want to understand a web security topic I go to OWASP.org, a community dedicated to enabling the world to create trustworthy web applications. One of my... Read more
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Microservices and HTTP/2

It's all about that architecture. There's a lot of things we do to improve the performance of web and mobile applications.  We use caching. We use compression. We offload security (SSL and TLS) to a proxy with greater compute... Read more
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Software is Eating IT

Software is eating the world. Everywhere you look there's an app for that. And I'm talking everywhere - including places and activities that maybe there shouldn't be an app for. No, I won't detail which those are. The Internet is... Read more
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State of Application Delivery 2015: If SDN is the answer what was the question?

SDN is a still simmering trend. It's not boiling over like cloud did in its early years but rather it's slowly, steadily continuing to move forward as more organizations evaluate, pilot and implement pockets of SDN within their... Read more
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F5 Friday: App Proxy or ADC?

Choosing between BIG-IP and LineRate isn't as difficult as it seems.... Our recent announcement of the availability of LineRate Point raised the same question over and over: isn't this just a software-version of BIG-IP? How do I know when... Read more
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F5 Friday: Master of Puppets

No, not the head-banging, gritty,heavy metal Metallica song (though that's certainly awesome too.. excuse me for a moment while I turn it up to 11) but the Puppet as in automation kind of master. The importance placed on APIs - which are key... Read more
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1024 Words: Programmability "in" the network

"Programmability in the network" is a wordy yet simpler way to describe the extension of network capabilities through the use of software-defined techniques. See what I mean? In any case, whatever you want to call it, there are two... Read more
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The Proxy is the App

How microservices change the role of the network in next-generation application architectures. Microservices, for the uninitiated, are essentially the decomposition of applications into multiple services. This decomposition is often based on... Read more
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5 Ways to Use Node.js in the Network

I once said on stage at Glue that the reason I loved node.js was, quite frankly, that it's a language and with a programming language you can do, well, anything. But like most things just because you can, doesn't always mean you should.... Read more
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