Agile brings the idea that when designing a product, collaboration produces better results than conflict, but all too often a familiar us-vs-them war breaks out between developers and operations. Devops is a buzzword, but in reduction it means putting the people in charge of writing the code in charge of keeping it running. Pivot Matthew Kocher attempts to convince you that you want to run your own site, and teaches you a little bit about how to do it.
Matthew Kocher talks about devops for developers.
Ben Adida, Mozilla’s Director of Identity, talks about BrowserID, “an experimental new way of signing into websites.”
This year Pivotal Labs enlarged the definition of Movember to include mohawks, a mustache for your head. Watch as the SF Pivots get their heads shaved for a good cause! We’re so happy to have raised $40K for prostate and testicular cancer research.
Many mobile developers find themselves rewriting the same server code for every app. Co-founder Kevin Lacker talks about Parse, a service that helps you build mobile applications without writing any backend code.
Is your MySQL groaning under too much data? Tired of waiting hours for analytics rake tasks? Loren Siebert discusses leveraging your existing Ruby codebase by building Hadoop Map/Reduce jobs using Hive and plugging in your own Ruby mappers/reducers.
Erik Michaels-Ober, Fellow at Code for America, discusses Travis CI, a modern distributed open-source build system for continuous integration.
The analysts and engineers at ModCloth.com spent the past year building business intelligence tools to measure their business. Evan Tahler, Jennifer Suit, and Kate Zimmerman describe their agile approach to BI problems and share their process and tools.
Frank allows you to write automated acceptance tests for native iOS apps using cucumber. You could describe it as Selenium for iOS. Pete Hodgson from ThoughtWorks shows some Frank tests and demonstrates additional tools that Frank provides.
Keith Rarick of Heroku introduces the Go programming language, including code examples and discussion of its motivation, design, and philosophy. He covers Go’s syntax, type system, concurrency model, and fun features from its tool set and build system.
Chris Westin from 10gen discusses more in-depth uses of mongoDB and answers questions from the audience.
Long-time Pivot Joe Moore had to learn how to effectively remote pair with developers across the country. He shares the lessons he’s learned about the technologies and personal interactions that allow him to remote pair 8 hours a day without going mad.