Allan Baril

Biography

  • How We Found Out The #Patriots Beat The #Seahawks on Twitter Too

    How We Found Out The #Patriots Beat The #Seahawks on Twitter Too

    Imagine a stream of Twitter data coming into a dashboard showing the number of #Patriots versus #Seahawks hashtags. Using an architecture made up of three microservices running on separate public...

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  • Mobile Video Big Data Architecture with Spring XD/Hadoop/HAWQ/Redis: Measuring Live Usage

    Mobile Video Big Data Architecture with Spring XD/Hadoop/HAWQ/Redis: Measuring Live Usage

    In this post, Allan Baril, Pivotal Lab’s Director for the Internet of Things, outlines the architecture and approach taken by a major sports network and mobile carrier to create better analytics...

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  • Why You Should Test in the Real World

    Why You Should Test in the Real World

    One of the most overlooked, yet reliable, ways to truly test your code is to get out of the office. On a five and a half hour flight to San Francisco, I (re-)learnt this valuable and oft-neglected...

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  • Everything is Getting Smarter

    Everything is Getting Smarter

    You may be skeptical that something as simple as an internet-connected lightbulb would change the world. I was, too. Philips recently released an open API for ‘hue,’ its smartphone controlled...

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  • How Mobile is Revolutionizing Enterprise

    How Mobile is Revolutionizing Enterprise

    Mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, are increasingly being adopted in the enterprise. These devices are revolutionizing the enterprise, much like the personal computer did in the...

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  • Microsoft's Mobile Strategy

    Microsoft's Mobile Strategy

    "I have to admit, I didn’t think Microsoft really “got it” when it came to mobile."

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  • Appledoc

    Appledoc

    Good documentation goes a long way towards, not only helping others understand your code, but also simplifying re-use. Unfortunately, it seems that the moment documentation is written, it’s...

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  • Should You Develop a Mobile Web App or a Native App?

    Should You Develop a Mobile Web App or a Native App?

    Here at Xtreme Labs, we often get asked whether it’s more appropriate to build a mobile web application or a native application. Both offer different perks, and we build on both depending on the...

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