Asterisk 13.0.0 Now Available!

The Asterisk Development Team is pleased to announce the release of Asterisk 13.0.0. This release is available for immediate download at http://downloads.asterisk.org/pub/telephony/asterisk/releases

Asterisk 13 is the next major release series of Asterisk. It is a Long Term Support (LTS) release, similar to Asterisk 11. For more information about support time lines for Asterisk releases, see the Asterisk versions page:

https://wiki.asterisk.org/wiki/display/AST/Asterisk+Versions

For important information regarding upgrading to Asterisk 13, please see the Asterisk wiki:

https://wiki.asterisk.org/wiki/display/AST/Upgrading+to+Asterisk+13

A short list of new features includes:

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Asterisk 13: The Asterisk REST Interface (ARI)

In the last two blog posts, we discussed changes to the Asterisk core that were made to facilitate new and better APIs in Asterisk. In this blog post, we’ll begin to look at the new API that those core changes allowed — the Asterisk REST Interface (ARI).

A Brief History of Asterisk APIs

When Asterisk was first created back in 1999, its design was focused on being a stand-alone Private Branch eXchange (PBX) that you could configure via static configuration files. While this level of configuration is sufficient for many applications, for some domains, it is far more preferable … Continued

First Ever AstriCon Hackathon at This Year’s Event

Get ready for the first ever AstriCon Hackathon! A worldwide community of designers, developers, and communications technologists will be gathering to create, code, and design apps built on Asterisk, Respoke, and Clarify.

In this week’s episode of Asterisk Live, Matt Jordan, Michael Spiceland, and Keith Casey joined the call to talk about the upcoming Hackathon:

What’s a Hackathon?

A “hackathon” is a contest to see who can build the best or most interesting software application in a short amount of time (only 8 hours from start to finish). In order to accomplish this feat, developers often … Continued

Asterisk 13: Core Changes – The Bridging Framework

In the last blog post covering changes to the Asterisk core, we discussed the new Stasis Message Bus and how it helped Asterisk facilitate new APIs. While the message bus was necessary for new APIs, by itself, it did not provide everything we needed. To reach the API goals set out by the Asterisk Developer Community, we needed to also provide a more consistent model of the lifetime of communication objects within Asterisk. This necessitated a new Bridging Framework.

Channels and Bridges

In Asterisk, a channel represents a path of communication between Asterisk and some device. Prior to Asterisk … Continued

How to Become a Digium Certified Asterisk Professional (dCAP)

New dCAP Logo (RGB)In the rapidly changing world of unified communications, one exam gives you the props to say: “I am a force of nature”. You are primitive, raw, fundamental and on target for success because you have the knowledge in your head to build in 90 minutes what the integrator down the street takes 24 hours and a GUI to do.

The Digium Certified Asterisk Professional exam includes a practical (90 minutes) and a written 115 question examination (90 minutes) covering topics related to Asterisk, SIP and VoIP technologies essential to understanding modern communications systems. Both the questions and the challenges of Continued