Four of our most respected executives will be joining the collective brain-trust next week at Techweek LA. They will be sharing insights on topics like software transformation, lean start-ups, and user experience design as well as participating in the panel at the screening of Code Documentary: Debugging the Gender Gap. Please join us, along with leaders from Pandora, IBM, Techstars, Core Innovation Capital, ZestFinance, and BandPage—let's talk about what the digital future looks like.
It is now possible to create native apps for Apple Watch! There are some changes as to how we communicate between devices for Watch OS 2. Assuming you have basic understanding of the WatchKit architecture, this post will cover the new types of communication methods, some helpful tips from personal experiences with Watch OS 2 from Pivotal Labs engineer Priyanka Ranjan, and how to get started with TDD for Watch.
Today, alongside Ireland’s prime minister, the Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD, and the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, Pivotal announced a €100M investment plan in Ireland, including a new Pivotal office in Dublin and the creation of 130 new jobs. Similar to many Pivotal Labs locations, Pivotal will also create a software innovation hub for startups and enterprise customers.
As companies and industries embrace the full logic of open communities, automation, and services-oriented architectures, software creates a trajectory that has and will continue to radically transform how we do and consume things, and how we run our lives and businesses. This post from Pivotal's Transformation practice leader, Siobhan McFeeney, offers some insight and advice on how businesses can cope and grow in the face of this opportunity.
Pair programming and agile development have become popular buzzwords in recent years, but these practices have been fundamental to how Pivotal Labs develops and delivers products since its inception. As a result, companies often collaborate directly with Labs to develop applications, while also learning techniques of close collaboration and iterative development. Members of IDEO Labs, the research and development group within global design agency IDEO, recently spent a month at Pivotal Labs to build an application using agile development methods.
Concourse is a simple-yet-flexible open source continuous integration system which is maintained and developed by a team of engineers at Pivotal. For the Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF) team in Toronto, which focuses on mobile services, Concourse was a useful upgrade from GoCD, our previous CI/CD system. The flexibility of Concourse enables us to continuously test and deploy our PCF Services, and with minimal setup, add a Mac Mini worker for on-device mobile testing. In this post, Pivotal’s Topher Bullock explains how to setup Concourse to continually run tests on iOS devices.
sslip.io enables developers to equip their servers with valid SSL certificates for free (albeit with an awkward hostname); this blog post discusses how the sslip.io framework was created using BOSH
A discussion of a few factors that can influence users and affect product design.
Since 2012, Pivotal has teamed up with Girls Who Code to encourage young women to pursue computer-related degrees and careers. In today’s world, too many young women are forgoing a career in computer science even though they showed high interest in science, technology, engineering, and math subjects.
Our customers achieve the greatest business outcome when they take on digital transformation—not just implementing software or delivering a project—but taking the learnings from a smaller, collaborative IT and business team then expanding the approach to become a true software and data-driven company. This week, we are announcing the leader of our transformation practice at Pivotal Labs. One the most influential women in Bay Area business, Siobhan McFeeney will be leading the group and helping our customers achieve a greater impact to their top and bottom line—all by optimizing their use of Pivotal solutions.