Danny Burkes

Danny Burkes is Senior Director of Asia Pacific, and Japan at Pivotal

  • What You’ll Need to Know About Moving from Monoliths to Microservices

    What You’ll Need to Know About Moving from Monoliths to Microservices

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  • Is Pair Programming Worth It?

    Is Pair Programming Worth It?

    Our COO, Edward Hieatt, was recently interviewed on the topic of pair programming, and why it is such a critical component of our software development process here. You can find the interview at...

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  • Jesper Anderson – Building Data Narratives

    Jesper Anderson – Building Data Narratives

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  • Big Data

    Big Data

    A talk by Jacob Maine about collecting, analyzing and presenting very large amounts of data. Introduces the problems of big data, mentions some of the relevant technologies and gives a bit of...

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  • Urban Dictionary: Recent Infrastructure Changes for Rails at Scale

    Urban Dictionary: Recent Infrastructure Changes for Rails at Scale

    Urban Dictionary is a Ruby on Rails application and the 109th most visited site in the country according to Quantcast. Today it runs entirely in the cloud — on Heroku, AWS and Akamai — and...

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  • Scaling Web Applications with MemCachier

    Scaling Web Applications with MemCachier

    Amit Levy introduces MemCachier, a scalable cache service for cloud hosted applications available now on Heroku. MemCachier seeks to relieve developers from worrying about provisioning and...

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  • Introduction to Dart

    Introduction to Dart

    Dart is more than a new structured web programming language. Google’s Dart Developer Advocate, Seth Ladd, talks about the philosophy and motivation for this new open source developer platform....

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  • Responsive Web Design From The Future

    Responsive Web Design From The Future

    Responsive web design is about a lot more than the size of your screen. Kyle Neath, Director of Design for GitHub, talks about about how GitHub handles links, the url bar, partial page updates,...

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  • Ruby + Salesforce = Happy Developers

    Ruby + Salesforce = Happy Developers

    Pivotal is proud to announce the release of the databasedotcom gem. Developed in partnership with Heroku and Salesforce, this gem wraps the Force.com REST API in familiar Ruby idioms, making it a...

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  • ActiveRecord callbacks, autosave, before this and that, etc.

    ActiveRecord callbacks, autosave, before this and that, etc.

    The Ugly Truth On a recent project, we had an ActiveRecord model that declared some relationships and callbacks like so: belongs_to :credit_card before_create :build_credit_card The intent was...

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  • Making WebMock, Selenium, and WebDriver Play Nicely

    Making WebMock, Selenium, and WebDriver Play Nicely

    Update Since this article was written, version 1.7.0 of WebMock has been released, which includes WebMock.disable! functionality, as well as fixes the problem with selenium-webdriver. So please...

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