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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://devcentral.f5.com/Default.aspx?tabid=63&articleType=ArticleView&articleId=2375 The new table command introduced in 10.1 is so hawesome and powerful it's hard for me to decide where to even begin describing the grandeur that is the table command. I've decided to begin at the beginning, and point y... (more)

20 Lines or Less: Selective SSL, Port Stripping and Headers

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. With the onslaught of work required to get DC5 up and running it’s been a while since I’ve offered some cool iRule goodness to the community from the community.  There have been plenty of examples cruising through the forums, that’s for sure, I just haven’t had the time to comb through all of them or write the... (more)

DevCentral Top5 5/21/2010

Phew! Having DC5 successfully out the door, I'm happy to resume my regularly scheduled programming. I'm back, bringing you my Top5 picks off of DevCentral every week. I'll help you sort through the content pouring across the (now new and improved!) site and offer you a few things that you should definitely check out. It's good to see that the content has still been chugging away even while the team was heads down working on the new site improvements. A big thanks to the awesome community and the extended DC team folks (Lori, Pete and co.) for keeping the lights on. Now that I'm b... (more)

DevCentral Top 5 9/24/2010

Adding to the already wicked cool selection of stuff I get to talk about on a weekly basis, we’re starting to see more and more content submissions outside of normal forums use from our user base. It’s fantastic to see folks contributing articles that share their first-hand experience using F5 gear with others. This week I get a chance to talk about two different MVP contributed Tech Tips that are both interesting as well as educational. It’s been a good week so sit down, buckle up and let’s hit the DevCentral Top 5: It’s Midnight. Do You Know Where Your Tech Support Is? http:/... (more)

What Could You Do with Your Code in 20 Lines or Less?

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. Here are a few more cool iRules from the forums. This week I’ve included one of the simplest, shortest iRules to ever make the 20LoL. It just struck me as something quite useful that I’m willing to bet several people will look at and say “oh, that’s handy” despite the fact that it’s not complex or long.  Keep... (more)