We are excited to be one step closer to a more open development environment on PI System! At UC San Francisco we provided more details about future development community and PI System Access technologies. While we are working to iron out final details, these are some highlights that you may be interested to know:
- We will be opening up licensing and documentation to many of our development technologies soon. This means you will no longer be required to be a paid member of our development program to have the right to develop on these "Open" technologies.
- We will define different stages of the lifecycle and sensitivity of our extensibility technologies clearly. Everybody will be clearer about what to use and what not to use for their future development projects.
- Along the same lines of "more hands on the PI System" we are planning to elevate both paid and non-paid levels of our developers community. While we will open up most of the "content" that is currently locked in vCampus (such as forums and blogs) we preserve or add some key benefits to the paid program. Among the exclusive paid benefits are software downloads, Virtual Learning Environment, exclusive previews and betas, premium support, recognition in the community, and member discounts to our technical events and development workshops.
- To further bring all PI System professionals together we are combining the Users Conference and developer events (TechCon) together starting in 2015. This will help us grow the developers community and facilitate the travel for attendees who like to attend both events.
Stay tuned as we roll out these exciting changes over the coming months! For a more detailed narrative of what future holds for us see our presentation at the Users Conference in San Francisco last week.