4points Wow, another intensely productive day in a room at HQ headquarters with some of the best & brightest iRules/iControl F5 minds from Field Services, Consulting, Product Development, Business Development, IT and Product Management.  Colin posted after yesterday's session, which was a-mazing, and today was even better. 

We previewed some long-awaited iRules functionality that's slated for an upcoming release, and discussed at least a dozen more actionable product enhancement ideas passed along by your SE's, covering everything from usability enhancements to some crazy useful additional iRules functionality.  So many case studies I don't even know where to start, but just let me say these guys are really pushing the envelope to solve a huge variety of application woes for customers all over the globe.  We're recording some of these stories for DCTV, and you'll see a lot of the resulting code in the DevCentral codeshares in upcoming weeks, so keep an eye out for that.

Looking forward to Day 3 -- apparently we'll be talking mostly about iControl and taking the pyControl & Java Wrappers our for a spin...

The day drew to a late close with a tasty impromptu dinner gathering at T.S. McHughe's Irish Pub that also included one of the F5 Training content developers who are working hard to bring you the much-requested upcoming iRules class. It's shaping up nicely, and should help create some more "iRules experts" for our little community here.

iRules and iControl are truly, as one of the SE's put it, "making simple things easy and difficult things possible" in the realm of application management, and although I've been around a long time, I'm still impressed and pleasantly surprised at every turn by the depth and breadth of business issues we can address with our little "boxes".

more later...