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This post and video recaps Pivotal's Onsi Fakhouri’s, vice president of cloud research & development, overview and roadmap for Pivotal Cloud Foundry. An edu-taining presentation that is in a style closer to Pixar than Powerpoint, Onsi explains how Pivotal is transforming how the world builds software and is eliminating the lion share of the burden of software development—letting developers and operators return their focus to just the code.
In this week’s BUILD Newsletter, we run through many of the up-and-coming, new technology platforms—virtual reality, augmented reality, wearables, nearables, and the Internet of Things (IoT)—and provide links to many dev kits. If you are an architect, developer, innovative UX/CX person, or data scientist, you’ll want to sit back and think about what is possible on these seven new platforms.
In this week’s BUILD Newsletter, we provide highlights from Mobile World Congress. The conference has never been short of innovative, mobile-centric announcements, but this year, cars dominated the conversation with their rapid evolution to compete on a digital level. The amazing amount of innovation showcased this year really underscores how fast the auto industry has pivoted with their digital transformation.
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.
Today, software companies across every industry must address the requirements to migrate their applications to various cloud models—public, private, and hybrid versions of IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS. This case study shares how EMC Documentum chose Pivotal Cloud Foundry to do so. The EMC team faced additional challenges around consumption-based pricing, packaging, and agility. Their approach is explained along with the business outcomes, which includes a 75 percent savings in deployment time.
This month’s roundup of architecture and development related news includes 100+ links. We cover quite a bit—big stories on Gartner’s Hadoop sizing, tons of container news, machine learning, open source projects and programming, the internet of all types of things, and DevOps culture shifts. These fast growth markets just keep making announcements, and we aim to keep everyone current.
Today's world is inextricably linked with mobile applications. These can be smartphone based, but increasingly smartwatch based! This opens up a world of new customer interaction that revolves around the timely communication of relevant information. This could be driven by context, by location, by timeframe—a multitude of factors. How do you ensure you can provide a reliable, scalable and powerful notification service across all mobile devices with minimum effort? This week Pivotal Labs' Matt Smith is a guest on the podcast to discuss the PCF Mobile Push Service that helps with just that!
QCon is a convention for professional software developers, offering direct and frank discussions on new technologies and common challenges. Taking place June 10-12 at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge, QCon New York features presentations and talks on timely topics such as microservices, mobile development, and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. Pivotal’s Josh Long and Farhan Thawar will join the discussion, leading a presentation and day-long track at the event.
Learning to make front end web applications requires learning a few things in parallel—the language, the framework of choice, the test framework, the build system, and the different ways you can style things. This post will help you map your knowledge of Android to the equivalent in web in 5 easy steps.