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PIVOTAL CLOUD FOUNDRY
Come Find Us at VMworld 2015: Aug 30-Sept 3, San Francisco

VMworld 2015 is just around the corner, and Pivotal will be there, talking to customers and partners, chatting about topics like Cloud Native applications and DevOps. There will be eight sessions where Pivotal is presenting, and we are available via many other channels. This post covers all the places you can catch up with us and check out our sessions.

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Pivotal Labs Competes to Hack for Good at PayPal Battlehack 2014

Battlehack is a competition hosted by PayPal which invites teams of one to four hackers to build “the Ultimate Hack for Good” within 24 hours. The goal is to create software or hardware incorporating the company’s products which make your community or the world a better place. The event takes place in two rounds: a series of qualifiers in multiple cities around the world, and then the world finals in San Jose in the fall. Team Pivotal Labs took part in Battlehack 2014, winning the Toronto qualifying round and finishing in second place at the World Finals.

BIG DATA
3 Killer Ways To Up Your Mobile Game in 2015

Mobile application development is hitting a tipping point in 2015, and most companies are planning on stepping up their development investment in the area by at least 36% next year. But spending more on mobile app development isn’t enough—the approach must be smarter. Teams tasked with building or evolving a company’s mobile app strategy should heed tips and best practices like those in Pivotal's infographic, covered in this post along with the top three ways to up your mobile game.

PIVOTAL CLOUD FOUNDRY
Running Elasticsearch and Kibana Using Go on Pivotal Web Services for Less than $1 per mo

Elasticsearch has become one of the most successful open source search engines in the world. You can now use Elasticsearch with Kibana on your Go applications running on Pivotal Web Services for as little as 80 cents a month! Read more from Long Nguyen, Software Engineer at Stark & Wayne.

LABS
How to use Analytics.js to fix your analytics code and achieve metrics nirvana

There are so many great analytics tools out there that it’s often hard to know what to use. What’s more, each one comes with its own flavor of JavaScript API that’s slightly different from all the rest, meaning each new one you choose to add, even if you’re not sure it’s right for you, is a ton of work to implement.

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What SpringOne 2GXers Have to Say on the New Spring Framework 4.0

Spring Framework 4.0 is now generally available for production systems with lots of Groovy, Java 8, HTML5, WebSocket, REST, and micro-services goodness. Since we announced Spring IO, including new innovations like Spring XD and Spring Boot, at SpringOne 2GX, the community and team of engineers at Pivotal have been moving through the release candidates, culminating in a stable release today. In this post, we revisit SpringOne 2GX, and see what the users who saw the Spring Framework 4.0 first say about the new release and get access to all the resources you need to get up to speed.

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WebSocket Architecture in Spring Framework 4.0

In this post, Spring expert and committer, Rossen Soyanchev, underscores how WebSocket provides a foundation for two-way communications and is not a full solution. He draws comparisons between WebSocket and REST then provides background on how SockJS, STOMP, and message broker support are provided in Spring Framework 4.0.

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SpringOne Video: Domain Driven Design Using SpringTrader

In a talk from SpringOne 2GX 2012, Vaughn Vernon, author of Implementing Domain Driven Design, and Wes Williams, Senior Consultant with EMC, explain how domain driven design is used to extend a cloud-based, distributed architecture using SpringTrader (previously called Nanotrader) as an example.

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Transparency, Clarity, and Focus: How Pivotal Tracker Enables Agile Collaboration

An easel. A marker. Sometimes the most effective and immediate way to capture thoughts and collaborate is also the most tactile, visual, and simple. But easels and markers have their limitations: information is difficult to digitally preserve, and they don’t scale to large teams. In 2005, agile software development and consulting company Pivotal Labs faced this very design and collaboration challenge in its client development projects, and began building a software tool that could match the wide-frame scope and immediacy of tracking a project’s progress using markers and an easel.

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Greenplum’s Gavin Sherry on Remaining Agile Within the Enterprise

One of the greatest challenges for an enterprise is iterating on quality products as teams grow in size and projects become increasingly complex. Unchecked, a nimble startup can become burdened with well-intentioned procedures and management models that nevertheless slow the pace of innovation. One of the ways Greenplum avoids this risk can be found in its Metro project, which assembles small ad-hoc teams that are given the freedom to experiment and deliver solutions in a matter of days or hours. Headed up by Greenplum software architect Gavin Sherry, Metro identifies subject matter experts among the staff who are eager to "think laterally" about a specific problem. Metro is inspired by the subway systems in large metropolitan cities around the world which function as "common pieces of infrastructure,” Sherry says. These systems are "common assets that everybody puts into and which serve all."