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  • Letter to a Junior Designer

    Letter to a Junior Designer

    Advice I wish I had received earlier in my career.I moved to San Francisco in 2013 as a junior designer with only a few years of experience and a desire to dive into the deep end of design. While...

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  • The Design of Trust: Combating Fake News

    The Design of Trust: Combating Fake News

    When humans struggle to identify fake news, how can computers and technical solutions be used to help?Computer researchers at the University of Washington recently published a video of President...

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  • TUTORIAL: Automating ERT Backups with BBR and Concourse

    TUTORIAL: Automating ERT Backups with BBR and Concourse

    Operators have a new way to backup and restore Pivotal Cloud Foundry deployments: BOSH Backup and Restore (BBR) is now GA. In this post, we describe how to use the new product step-by-step.

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  • The Best Thing A Product Manager Can Do is Learn From Failure

    The Best Thing A Product Manager Can Do is Learn From Failure

    This week for Pivotal Voices, we’re featuring Amjad Sidqi, Product Manager at Pivotal Sydney.Photo by Peter HuynhI fell into the world of software and product management — I had a business...

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  • That Moment, Episode 3: “The mother of all projects”

    That Moment, Episode 3: “The mother of all projects”

    Opting out of an AP Computer Science class changes one woman’s perspective and a racecar driver becomes an entrepreneur.Subscribe:iTunes / Google Play / SoundCloud / Stitcher / Overcast / RSSIn...

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  • Getting Help on Your Cloud-Native Journey

    Getting Help on Your Cloud-Native Journey

    While necessary, the transition to cloud-native isn't easy. ITQ is trying to help Dutch companies transform, and offered up some insight about the journey ahead.

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  • The Whiteboard Sessions: Introducing a New Tech Paper Series

    The Whiteboard Sessions: Introducing a New Tech Paper Series

    A new series of white papers from Pivotal experts offers pragmatic, technical guidance for enterprise IT. This post previews 4 papers that cover: PCI compliance, BOSH, CI/CD, and microservices.

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  • That Moment, Episode 2: “Take your gloves off and put your hands into the soil”

    That Moment, Episode 2: “Take your gloves off and put your hands into the soil”

    When the nature of automobile risk is in flux, what is a leading auto insurance company to do? Why would someone leave The New Yorker to become a farmer? Answers to these questions and more in...

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  • 3 Answers and A Question with Susan J. Fowler

    3 Answers and A Question with Susan J. Fowler

    This iteration of our interview series featured a conversation with Susan Fowler, Editor-in-Chief of Increment.It's time again for "3 Answers, 1 Question", a series of brief chats to peer into...

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  • How the Tracker Team Uses Pivotal Push Notification Service

    How the Tracker Team Uses Pivotal Push Notification Service

    Did that story you were waiting for get delivered? Did the project manager answer that question you asked? One of the cool things about having Tracker on your phone is the ability to get...

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  • How to Help Non-Technical Teammates Understand Your Tech-Heavy Product

    How to Help Non-Technical Teammates Understand Your Tech-Heavy Product

    Personify your tech-heavy products for team-wide understanding.You’re a clever engineer with a fresh CS degree and a penchant for data science. You’re awesome at breaking out microservices and you...

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  • Data Science Reveals Extraordinary Insights Into Drivers and Their Behavior

    Data Science Reveals Extraordinary Insights Into Drivers and Their Behavior

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  • Enterprise Journey to the Cloud

    Enterprise Journey to the Cloud

    Comic by {turnoff.us}Enterprise Journey to the Cloud was originally published in Built to Adapt on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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  • How Verizon Uses Software to Break Into New Markets

    How Verizon Uses Software to Break Into New Markets

    Learn how the telecommunications giant embraced software and how it delivers results fast.If you think of Verizon as just a mobile phone company, you haven’t been paying attention. The company,...

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  • Introducing Pivotal MySQL*Web, Pivotal’s New Open Source Web-Based Administration UI for MySQL for Pivotal Cloud Foundry

    Introducing Pivotal MySQL*Web, Pivotal’s New Open Source Web-Based Administration UI for MySQL for Pivotal Cloud Foundry

    Pivotal MySQL*Web is a Pivotal open source project intended to handle the administration of MySQL for Pivotal Cloud Foundry service instances over the web.

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  • Endangered Languages and Soft Problems

    Endangered Languages and Soft Problems

    This week for Pivotal Voices, we’re featuring David Edwards, Engineer at Pivotal New YorkGrowing up, my favorite things were languages and programming. I took Spanish and programming classes where...

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  • Part 2: The SVP in Flight. Does “Shoddy” Mean Poor Quality?

    Part 2: The SVP in Flight. Does “Shoddy” Mean Poor Quality?

    In 1900, 1901 and 1902, brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright tested a glider, then another glider, and then a third glider during three consecutive fall trips to North Carolina. They meticulously...

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  • SVP: The Shoddiest Viable Product

    SVP: The Shoddiest Viable Product

    “If your product is a swiss army knife,” the workshop leader told us, “then your MVP is this simple pocket knife.” No, I thought, it should be a neolithic hand axe. How do you even know anyone...

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  • How Our Designers Feel About Interviewing at Pivotal

    How Our Designers Feel About Interviewing at Pivotal

    Reflections on what makes the Pivotal design interview process unique.I recently read a post in this publication entitled “The Developer Hiring Process is Broken” outlining the “no whiteboards, no...

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  • What is Tech Debt and How Do You Manage It

    What is Tech Debt and How Do You Manage It

    It’s crunch time! You’ve got eager customers who are waiting for you to ship product, your teammates are eager to complete the release and move on, and you don’t want to be the bottleneck. So what...

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