Leif, Jim, and Russell have not only put together a fantastic compendium of Asterisk methods, but they have also provided an excellent list of examples that will let the novice or expert quickly learn new techniques and “more than one way to do it.”Asterisk 1.is fantastically powerful and can solve nearly any voice problem you might have.For those of you building the most complex installations, there is even more interesting work—which will be realized quite soon—in development.The currently-in-development Asterisk SCF (Scalable Communications Framework) is being built as an adjunct open source project to allow Asterisk 1.However, this book will also be useful for the more experienced Asterisk administrator.We ourselves use the book as a reference for features that we haven’t used for a while.No other PBX can be deployed in so many creative ways.
I had the fantastic opportunity to work as the community manager for the Asterisk project at Digium for two years, which gave me one of the best vantage points for seeing the scope and imagination of the worldwide development effort pushing Asterisk forward. In just a few hours of development (or longer, of course), companies can change the way they deliver products to customers, nonprofits can overhaul how their users interact with the services they offer, and individuals can learn to build a perfectly customized call-handling system for their mobile and home phones.
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If this is your first project with Asterisk, I’d like to welcome you to the huge community of users and developers dedicated to making Asterisk better.
Documentation lowers the barrier to entry and helps people contemplate the possibilities.
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