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What could you do with your code in 20 Lines or Less? That's the question I ask (almost) every week for the devcentral community, and every week I go looking to find cool new examples that show just how flexible and powerful iRules can be without getting in over your head. This week we’ve got more cool iRules toys to show off. That’s not the impressive part, the impressive part is that only two of the three examples are from hoolio.  I know, right?  Joking aside, a huge thank you to hoolio for his astounding contributions to the community, and to everyone else that’s out there posting questions, answers and examples of what iRules, iControl and all the other F5 technologies can do. Okay, love-fest out of the way, let’s iRule… Nested URI Rewriting http://devcentral.f5.com/Default.aspx?tabid=53&forumid=5&postid=60448&view=topic In this example hoolio shows how you can ... (more)

20 Lines or Less #28

What could you do with your code in 20 Lines or Less? That's the question I ask (almost) every week for the devcentral community, and every week I go looking to find cool new examples that show just how flexible and powerful iRules can be without getting in over your head. Today I bring you a few more fine examples of iRules kung fooery in a brief fashion.  These tidbits of iRuley goodness could be used by themselves, as the beginning to a bigger project or solution, or just to get the creative coding juices flowing for you to think of what you might need or want to do with iRul... (more)

DevCentral Top5 11/06/2009

While ramping up for "The Next Big Thing" continues amongst the DC staff, there is much to talk about in regards to content that's happening in the here and now, not just in the eagerly awaited future (with jet-packs and stuff…). DevCentral has seen its share of cool content this week, as it does every week, so let's talk about what needs talking about. Bringing you everything from TCL strings to a philosophical discussions of when vs. where and which is more important, I'm here with my Top5 picks for the week. And here they are:   When Is More Important Than Where in Web Appli... (more)

DevCentral Top5 01/22/2010

Wow! What a whirlwind it's been the past few weeks. Between holidays and vacation and people traveling out of town, it's been an absolute zoo around here. Though I've been out the past week or so there has been an avalanche of content. I've hemmed and hawed and finally managed to slim my picks down to just five, though there are at least a dozen awesome things worth checking out on DevCentral in the past week or so. So don't be shy, get out there and poke around for yourself. For now, though, here are my top 5 picks for the week: v10.1 - The table Command - The Basics http://de... (more)

Friendly URL Redirection Scaling via iRules

The concept of a friendly URL is a pretty simple one. Basically you want to make things in your application, on your website, etc. easier to access. This stems from the fact that most applications these days make use of increasingly complex paths for a multitude of reasons. Whether it’s user specific content, auto generated pages or otherwise, typing in a URL that looks like “http://domain.com/a7391/users/0928179/events/live/release/20110403/regions.php?region=atl” isn’t something that’s easy or frankly even realistic for a user. I’m not going to remember that URL, and if I’m a... (more)