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iControl Ruby Library Updated to v11.0.0.1

With BIG-IP version 11 now out in the wild, it is time for another iControl Ruby Library update. This new version includes all the hooks you’ll need to take advantage of v11’s awesome new features. Head on over to the iControl Ruby Library forum... Read more
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DevCentral Top 5 05/06/2011

The 20 Lines or Less, the DC weekly podcast, 99% of the hundreds of blogs Don and Lori seem to put out each week...these are but a few of the things you won't see this week in the DC Top 5. With as good as the content is that's getting... Read more
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DevCentral Top5 03/04/2011

While the groundhog may have promised an early spring, we’re still feeling the chill here in Seattle. Naturally though that hasn’t impeded the content marching its way across DevCentral in the past weeks. We’ve had everything from awesome blogs... Read more
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DevCentral Top5 1/14/2011

We made it! We’ve survived another year and as such are one step closer to the future we’ve been promised for so long, complete with jetpacks, teleporters and press-button meal preparation. That’s my hope, at least. While we’re all just sitting... Read more
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The List: iControl Languages, Libraries, and IDEs

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... Read more
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DevCentral Top5 06/05/2009

It's been busy! The DevCentral team and all of the awesome people in our extended family have been working away, putting out all kinds of great content for your perusal. Now that we're out of the hardcore v10 push and back into a more... Read more
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Ruby iControl Wrapper

DevCentral community user mkelly kicked in some excellent Ruby contributions a while back with some scripts that Colin wrapped  some documentation around in an article series back in January: Ruby meets iControl: Creating VIPs Ruby Meets... Read more
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Ruby developers ignore security risks, claim X-JSON header ‘nothing serious’

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. George Santayana, The Life of Reason, Volume 1, 1905 US (Spanish-born) philosopher (1863 - 1952) This oft repeated quote needs to be tweaked just a bit to be more applicable to... Read more
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Ruby - Scalable on its own?

Sometimes you read an article and it gets you giggling. No you don't? Okay, sometimes I read an article and it gets me giggling. I have a history with the press, and it left me with two distinct beliefs. First, look for the bias in the... Read more
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Mashup: SDBP Boston, Caching and iRules - oh my!

Whew! It's been a whirlwind of a couple weeks.  Between the annual F5 sales conference, where Joe and I presented to a bunch of awesome F5 techies, followed immediately by a very cool trip to present with the famed Lori at the SD Best... Read more
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How AJAX can make a more agile enterprise

In general, we talk a lot about the benefits of SOA in terms of agility, aligning IT with the business, and risk mitigation. Then we talk about WOA (web oriented architecture) separately from SOA (service oriented architecture) but go on to... Read more
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DevCentral Top5 7/25/2008

I'm back with another week's worth of DevCentral goodness for you. The DC team just keeps rocking along and putting out all sorts of awesome content. That is of course in my completely neutral, un-biased opinion. This week I'll take... Read more
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Taco Tuesday with Jason Hoffman, Joyent CTO

So it looks like Joe and I are going to have to take a trip down to San Fran to check out Nick's Crispy Tacos with Jason Hoffman, CTO and co-founder of Joyent. Jason puts on a "Taco Tuesday" on the third Tuesday of just about every... Read more
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Scaling Ruby on Rails to 1 Billion Page Views a Month

A while ago I blogged about how F5 was making mongrels better with a Side of Mayo.  I referenced a blog post on Joyent's wonderful Joyeur blog on why Joyent uses F5's BIG-IP for their customers.  Well, those krazy kids at Joyent... Read more
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Microsoft's Silverlight: Challenging the Adobe empire?

I've been cruising around trying to understand Microsoft's Silverlight platform, after a post on Slashdot regarding ARAX (Asynchronous Ruby and XML) and the possibility (or is it probability) that developers will be able to natively use... Read more
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I Love Jack Daniels!

Truth be told, I'm actually a huge tequila fan, but this was too good not to pass along. One of my co-workers shared with me a beautifully formatted and quite comprehensive Regular Expressions Cheat Sheet.  (I was too busy drooling over... Read more
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