Guest blogger Brian Gleason advises #NetOps managers on a couple ways to get the most from, and for, their greatest asset: their people. First, make sure they have time for focus on their own priorities. Second, learn enough about network technologies to communicate well.
Guest blogger Jeremy Schulman explains for network engineers (or anyone!) how to get started with an API. He outlines the different types of documentation and their pros and cons, how to take advantage of client libraries, and the ins-and-outs of authentication.
Guest blogger Jason Benedicic explains how APIOps enables you to deliver consistent code that's thoroughly tested and reviewed at every stage, provide rich metrics and analytics to ops teams, and publish versioned APIs to your internal and external customers.
In this second post in a series, guest blogger Paul Stringfellow outlines steps for modernizing your applications, including decoupling app components, abstracting from platform dependencies, monitoring performance, automating deployment, and integrating into development pipelines.
Guest blogger Paul Stringfellow outlines some of the challenges to modernizing app delivery and development, including the conflict between speed and stability, and the weight of legacy infrastructure. He discusses how NGINX aims to bridge the app modernization gap wtih NGINX Controller.
Guest blogger Jason Benedicic describes several use cases from his daily life where real-time API performance is key to a satisfactory interaction with the app: his favorite dinner-delivery service, his home office with automated controls for lighting and connectivity, and his online-only bank.
Guest blogger Jeremy Schulman offers practical advice for network engineers charged with increasing automation. First, focus on tasks that reduce operational friction among teams. Become familiar with the tools used by various teams, and learn how to use their APIs.