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June 16, 2016
The Pivotal Glossary

Ever been caught off guard by a term you didn’t quite understand? Well here’s a fun guide to the language, idioms, and acronyms (oh, my!) that we use to develop modern software. 

Adopting Agile Greenplum

5 Observations From Adopting Agile 

Check out what the Pivotal Greenplum team learned when they moved to an Agile process. This post by Jeff Kelly details how the dynamic of the team changed, what their release schedule is now like, and what effect this is having on their customers.
Virtual Reality, birth of a revolution

Want to know why Virtual Reality is exciting? Start here.

Last spring we talked to virtual reality experts from Oculus Story Studio, The Virtual Reality Company, Secret Location, and The Third Floor. This event was sponsored by the Television Academy, and filmed at our office in Los Angeles. If you've wanted to learn about this nascent industry, this video is a good place to start. 
PCF 1.7

Pivotal Cloud Foundry 1.7 Released 

This post covers the technical highlights from the newly released Pivotal Cloud Foundry 1.7 where application developers now have more tools for rapid feedback with the launch of native application metrics and a local development environment. Pivotal Cloud Foundry 1.7 also marks the addition of private service brokers, route services as a new class of marketplace service, and context-path based routing for simpler application upgrades and refactoring.
Podcast

Podcast: Dealing With Legacy, Cloud Native & Otherwise 

This week, hosts Richard Seroter and Coté talk about dealing with legacy systems, or as they put it: the software in production that you're sort of afraid to change. They cover many of the driving fears around this type of code, plus discuss some basics of re-platforming legacy applications to Pivotal Cloud Foundry, and importantly, how to avoid getting trapped by legacy in the future. In addition, the pair covers recent news in the cloud native world from security, to AWS outages and how to think about uptime in the public cloud, a round-up of studies that shows small teams are better than large teams, and some interesting anecdotes from the UK GDS. 
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