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articlehardwareus May 25, 2010 by Scott Koon
One of the things we kept in mind while working on the new site was how make sure that the only content that you have to load when you come to the DevCentral site is the dynamic, new content.  We chose a design that puts the content first, the menu bar is smaller and includes links to the most viewed topics on the site. We made our header much shorter than the previous design. We also narrowed the right hand column, removed the big images. By moving the content around and into modules, we’ve ma...
articlehardwareus May 05, 2010 by Scott Koon
One of the things we saw in the forums was people asking questions and people, other than F5 employees, answering the question based on REAL WORLD experience. We wanted to make it easier for people to share their real world experience, both on our site and in the real world. We decided to make the site more social. Not social in the Facebook sense, you can’t play “Router Wars” or grow a WebFarmVille” and poke people on DevCentral. But we wanted you to be able to connect with other people and fin...
articleus May 03, 2010 by Scott Koon
We knew that people had a hard time finding information on the site because sometimes WE had a hard time finding information on the site. We talked with our MVPs and looked at where people were spending the most time at on our site. The number one destinations on our site were the forums, the tech tip articles, and the wiki in general. It was pretty easy to get to the forum you wanted to get to, just a couple of clicks. But sometimes you had to hunt for a link to the Wiki and it wasn’t always ea...
articleus April 30, 2010 by Scott Koon
When we sat down to redesign DevCentral we had a couple of themes in mind Make the navigation simpler. Enable people to connect with other people.   I also had a few goals in mind while working on the new skin Design for cacheability The page should load as fast as possible The page should be as small as possible Should be able to extend the site easily   Over the next few days I’m going to write a series of posts explaining how the DevCentral team and I went abou...
Right now there is a huge chasm in your product team between your application developers and your network admins. The application developers (appdevs) spend a lot of time and effort building up an application. Then, once they are satisfied that it's ready to launch, they begin talking with the network admins about the best way to install their application, how to upgrade it, how to scale it once it's a big hit. While the appdevs are crafting the application, the network admins are busy building ...
articleus November 23, 2009 by Scott Koon
Big-IP 10.1 has been released announced. It includes a lot of new features and enhancements to some existing features. You can read some of the press releases on our main news page: F5 Delivers Advanced Web Security Solutions to Help Customers Efficiently Address Threats to Web Applications and Enhance Business Performance F5's BIG-IP Solution Enables Service Providers to Transparently Scale and Grow Mobile Services F5 Enhances IP Geolocation Capability through Partnership with Quova F5 Sol...
articleus November 05, 2009 by Scott Koon
I'm not a network engineer. I just build the applications, the network professionals take care of deploying my applications and making sure they stay up. Why should I care about what hardware they use?   Because the hardware they use could influence my application architecture. If I know the IT guys are able to bring in new servers in response to increased demand, I start to think about distributed caching instead of replication maybe. I start to think that the application shouldn't store...