Splunk Developer Summer 2020 Update

Hope that you’re having a great though “unprecedented” summer (and winter for our friends in Australia, New Zealand and all other south-of-the-equator places!). It’s been a busy time working on .conf20 sessions, updates to, AppInspect updates, the new Splunk Community site, and more!

.conf20 Session Catalog Released

Check out these great sessions in the Splunk Developer Track for .conf20 coming up in October, covering Splunk app development, CI/CD, testing, automation, creating realistic simulated app testing data, and more! Sign up today for .conf20 – it’s virtual this time and completely free! Plus check out the other great tracks including DevOps, IT Ops, Platform, Security, Splunk4U, and SplunkTrust.

Content Updates on

Have you seen the online Developer Guide pages in the Splunk Developer portal lately? You’ll find the content is now organized around the lifecycle of an app, making it easier to find content at the right stage in development. 


Explore the tools grouped together in the Developer Tools section. With everything moving to the cloud, there is an update in app configuration for Splunk Cloud and Splunk Enterprise. And, so you can read about all the latest updates in one place, we have consolidated all of the release notes together. What do you think? Tell us at


We’re always making updates to AppInspect to improve app compatibility for the latest Splunk releases and features, warn of deprecated features, and provide guidance for cloud vetting. During this Summer we updated twice, releasing updates in June and July. Get more details and find out “What’s new in AppInspect?

New Splunk Community

Have you interacted in the new Splunk Community developer areas in Splunk Answers and Discussion? Check out the many helpful developer content tags in Answers, like #python #sdk #logging and developer discussions taking place in the Discussion area! Go ahead and start a conversation! Plus take a look at the ideas suggested to Splunk in the Ideas portal. Post your great idea that would improve Splunk!

Python2 Going Away

Future releases of Splunk Cloud and the next release of Splunk Enterprise will include only Python 3 runtime. Have you updated your public and private apps? Read the “Migrating your Splunkbase App and Users to Python 3 and Splunk 8.0” blog for more information and the Python 3 migration documentation.

Splunk Supported Versions

Keep up to date with the latest supported versions of Splunk products on the Splunk Support Policy page. Here you’ll find the dates when releases of Splunk products are no longer supported. End of support for Splunk Enterprise 7.1 is extended to October 31, 2020, and end of support for Splunk Enterprise 7.2 is now April 30, 2021 (unless otherwise updated on the Support Policy page).

Prior newsletters: Spring 2020
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Tom Chavez

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