Amit Gupta

Amit joined Pivotal in 2012, where he works as Director of Product Management, Pivotal Cloud Foundry. His focus is the platform operator experience.

  • Measuring Objectives in the Development of Software-Based Enterprise Products

    Measuring Objectives in the Development of Software-Based Enterprise Products

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  • PCF 2.1 and the Quest for a One Pizza Ops Team

    PCF 2.1 and the Quest for a One Pizza Ops Team

    Pivotal Cloud Foundry 2.1 includes a number of important enhancements for platform operations teams. We review them here.

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  • App Placement in Cloud Foundry Diego: A Classical Optimization Problem

    App Placement in Cloud Foundry Diego: A Classical Optimization Problem

    In a follow-up to the popular talk at CF Summit discussing how and why the Cloud Foundry team is rewriting one of the existing Cloud Foundry components, namely the DEA, in Go (codenamed “Diego”...

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  • So You Still Don’t Understand Hindley-Milner? Part 3

    So You Still Don’t Understand Hindley-Milner? Part 3

    In Part 2, we finished defining all the formal terms and symbols you see in the StackOverflow question on the Hindley-Milner algorithm, so now we’re ready to translate what that question was...

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  • So You Still Don’t Understand Hindley-Milner? Part 2

    So You Still Don’t Understand Hindley-Milner? Part 2

    In Part 1, we said what the building blocks of the Hindley-Milner formalization would be, and in this post we’ll thoroughly define them, and actually formulate the formalization: Formalizing the...

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  • Entropy: How Password Strength Is Measured

    Entropy: How Password Strength Is Measured

    Mike Sierchio wrote a cool post on password strength, and the concept of entropy. As he points out, entropy isn’t always entropy. That confusion is apparently not uncommon, as it’s been asked...

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  • Yo Dawg, I Herd You Like Math

    Yo Dawg, I Herd You Like Math

    I’ve been learning a bit of statistical computing with R lately on the side from Chris Paciorek’s Berkeley course. I just got introduced to knitr and it’s damned sweet! It’s an R package which...

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  • So You Still Don’t Understand Hindley-Milner? Part 1

    So You Still Don’t Understand Hindley-Milner? Part 1

    I was out for drinks with Josh Long and some other friends from work, when he found out I “speak math.” He had come across this StackOverflow question and asked me what it meant: Before we figure...

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  • Making math make sense to programmers

    Making math make sense to programmers

    Whether you're learning math for pleasure or profit (jumping on the Big Data bandwagon), there are times when it may seem intimidating, overwhelming, confounding, etc. My assertion is that if you...

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