Public discussion around features and deficiencies is an important piece of this modern world of OpenSource and social media. It is easy to start a public discussion around deficiencies. It is also important to have a public discussion around success.
I want to use this opportunity to acknowledge Susie Wee and her teams at Cisco.
Susie and her teams responded to public feedback and improving the developer experience with developer.cisco.com. – http://www.colinmcnamara.com/open-letter-to-cisco-about-devnet/
The experience before.. was pretty bad -
I’m going to tell you something, that’s probably really hard to hear. It is near impossible, to use DevNet to find information that we need to be able to achieve our goal. I think that’s your goal, helping guys like us integrate our software with gear like yours.
Susie and team significantly improved the user experience on developer.cisco.com
Now all the product specific links have been removed. I got to API docs on my first try. I have to say, I am happy with this, and am looking forward to seeing further improvements and integrations in the future.
As I said at the beginning, it is important to discuss both issues and success. Thank you very much Susie for taking feedback and improving me and my teams experience. I appreciate it.