AT&T promotes its Application Resource Optimizer (ARO) at OSCON 2013 amidst a wide range of the most popular open source tools out there.
AT&T spent last week in Portland, Oregon, at O’Reilly OSCON 2013, where we pitched the AT&T Application Resource Optimizer (ARO) tool and promoted our work in open source. The week started out with a fun little jaunt around the waterfront, with the OSCON 5K Glow Run that took us around 3 miles across two bridges and on both sides of the Willamette River.
From Tuesday to Thursday we spent the day showcasing ARO to the many participants at the conference. This show marked a slightly different vibe than many of the shows I have previously attended. The main focus was on open source and collaboration. The show had over 300 speakers focusing on the different segments of the open source industry and the big message was about sharing and getting involved in the open source movement. AT&T fit right in with the ARO’s open source.
Other than spreading awareness of the ARO product, we spent a little time digging deeper into the community aspect of open source and how it enables innovation, product quality, and time to market. In the past, open source used to be viewed by many with hesitation. How can I use this in my project? Can I trust the code? What about licensing? Year over year, the attitude has been changing as the industry is seeing the value of code not only from a product level, but also as a means of communication.
More and more development languages and applications are becoming a means of communicating ideas and products that bridge all nations and demographics. A developer may disagree with another developer on which is better, “Coke or Pepsi,” but they can agree on the best way to move data or be amazed by some of the concepts that code can bring to life. The value of the ARO product lies within the very simple things it does. It helps a developer understand how the functional choices in their application affect network utilization and how this impacts overall battery life.
The ARO team and the AT&T Developer Program have been driving to get the ARO tool and concepts out to as many developers as possible. We are not just relying upon the standard AT&T channels from our developer portal. We also want to get the concepts and capabilities into the places that will help the developer the most, in the tools and SDKs that are used in developing and testing mobile applications.
As of the middle of 2012, AT&T has released the source for the ARO tool under the Apache 2.0 license and we are looking for collaborators and contributions. ARO has been hosting the source for its analyzer and collector in our public Github repository https://github.com/attdevsupport/ARO. We would love some feedback on the product and how it can be more useful to your development needs. Comment below, check out the ARO Forum, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter to connect with us about ARO.