ORLANDO\u00a0\u2013 Cisco\u2019s developer program, DevNet, is on a hot streak.\nSpeaking at Cisco Live 2018, DevNet CTO Susie Wee said the group, which was founded in 2014, now has 500,000\u00a0registered\u00a0members.\n"That\u2019s a pretty cool milestone, but what does it mean?\u00a0It means that we've hit critical mass with a developer community who can program the network," Wee said. "Our 500,000 strong community is writing code that can be leveraged\u00a0and shared\u00a0by others. DevNet\u00a0is creating a network innovation ecosystem that will be the hub of the next generation of applications\u00a0and the next generation of business."\nAt Cisco Live the company also announced it has expanded the DevNet world to include:\nDevNet Ecosystem Exchange, a one-stop shop for shared Cisco applications. Business leaders and developers can use this online portal to discover partner solutions that span all Cisco platforms and products. Currently, the exchange contains more than 1,300 offerings, Cisco said.\nDevNet Code Exchange, which gives developers a place to access and share software to quickly build next-generation applications and workflow integrations. Code Exchange includes a curated list of sample code, adapters, tools, and SDKs available on GitHub and written by Cisco and the\u00a0DevNet\u00a0community. It spans Cisco\u2019s entire portfolio and is organized according to Cisco platform and product areas, Cisco said.\u00a0\n Cisco\n\nCisco DevNet CTO Susie Wee\n\n\n"Modern applications can use the programmable network for better performance, security, and business insights. The boundaries between applications and the network infrastructure are changing, and that presents new opportunities for developers," Wee wrote in a blog post about the DevNet group. "Digitizing your infrastructure makes the network a new platform for innovation. That means if you\u2019ve had an idea of an application or solution you\u2019d like to see on your network, you can build it with\u00a0DevNet\u00a0APIs, SDKs and community resources."\nWee cited examples of the impact DevNet application work has already had in the network arena, such as developers using Cisco APIs to speed IT operations from weeks to minutes by\u00a0automating their networks in the data center and enterprise with Cisco ACI and DNA Center; and orchestrating\u00a0hybrid cloud applications and microservices on their compute infrastructure using\u00a0CiscoUCS, Cisco ACI, and Cisco\u00a0Cloud Container Platform.