For over a year I have been focused on improving VMware Command Line Interfaces including PowerCLI, vCLI, vMA, ESXCLI & DCLI. I have tried to stay close to what the users of VMware want from a command line interface and have been delivering this as part of our current offerings and future offerings, I have been working with some of the best development teams in the industry (I may be biased) and have enjoyed talking to customers who use my products to do a variety of awesome things.
Well, none of that changes yet! I mean I am still responsible for working with the command line tools so please keep the feedback coming.
I have however recently taken over a new role and focus at VMware, one which I am highly excited to work on and make a real impact. Around a month ago I took over the responsibility for the vSphere API and the vCloud Suite API, SDKs and CLIs. There is a lot going on here and obviously that does not mean I am responsible for every feature which has an API! In this new role I will be helping drive VMware APIs forward, working with customers and partners to identify gaps in our API/SDK/CLIs, define new APIs/SDKs/CLIs and work with multiple products and services within VMware to drive a better experience for people who use VMware products for automation or customers/partners who develop against our APIs to provide integration or DevOps engineers who want to just automate the entire experience and provide a constant lifecycle for their business processes or products.
Talk to me
Hopefully those who I have spoken to before, be it on twitter or via phone call or email or even over a beer know that I am an approachable guy, I may not always be able to talk about timeframes or where we are headed with our products but I promise you I will certainly take your feedback and prioritize it to produce the most valuable product to you. Please do feel free to let me know what you think about the VMware APIs/SDKs/CLIs, the good, the bad and the ugly!
I would appreciate your quick thoughts on our APIs and what you would like to see going forward from us, feel free to use the comments on this post to pass them along or contact me via the other means mentioned.