I'm sure you've experienced a situation like this. You visit a store and speak with someone about buying a product. Within minutes, they are telling you what you “should” buy, why it's the best product, and how THEY could not live without it. Meanwhile, you pause to think, “hmmm... they haven't even asked me about the real problems I'm trying to solve....”  Eventually, you get frustrated, realize you are no closer to solving your problem, and end up looking elsewhere for help.

When this happens to me, I simply wonder why people do not ask, “what will help solve your problems? What would make things better...?” With DevCentral, I think we do this regularly. But, we cannot ask this question enough in my opinion.

We have some exciting things in the works for DevCentral based upon feedback during our member survey earlier this year. Many of you take time to share excellent suggestions that would help you and others (thank you citizen_elah! Keep 'em coming). Plus, our DevCentral team has a few things up their sleeves as well.

But... what I always want to know is... “What do YOU want?”

  • What technology topics are most exciting to you?
  • What knowledge would make your life easier?
  • What tools would help you work faster or do even more incredible things?
  • What can we do on DevCentral to better help you solve your challenges?
  • How would you like to learn more from the community at large? How would you like to see members do more to help other members?

To us, DevCentral is a community collaborating to do great things. As such, we're in this together. F5 and the DevCentral team are 100% commited to providing the technology, tools, and assistance to help you revolutionize how you optimize your applications and network infrastructure. Our goal is to help you make your IT infrastructure more secure, cost less, integrate with critical systems, and - ultimately - MUCH easier to deploy, manage, and change as your needs change.

So, don't be shy. Let us know how we can help - we're listening.

Post your comments OR send me an email (devcentraleditor@f5.com).

[listening to “Rhyme and Reason” - Dave Matthews Band - Concert in Central Park]