Sean Beckett

Biography

  • New MBA plus Migration Assistant can lead to runaway Dock process

    New MBA plus Migration Assistant can lead to runaway Dock process

    With the power contained in the newest 13" MacBook Airs l was ready to give up my 27" iMac for a laptop plus Thunderbolt display. My new laptop arrived today and after a few false starts with...

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  • New Tech Talk: Parse

    New Tech Talk: Parse

    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...

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  • New Tech Talk: Travis

    New Tech Talk: Travis

    Erik Michaels-Ober, Fellow at Code for America, discusses Travis CI, a modern distributed open-source build system for continuous integration. See all our talks at http://pivotallabs.com/talks

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  • New Tech Talk: Hadoop for Rubyists

    New Tech Talk: Hadoop for Rubyists

    Is your MySQL database groaning under the weight of too much data? Are you tired of waiting for analytics rake tasks in Rails that take hours to run? Loren Siebert discusses how you can leverage...

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  • New Tech Talk: Business Intelligence for Engineers

    New Tech Talk: Business Intelligence for Engineers

    The analysts and engineers at ModCloth have spent the past year building business intelligence tools to measure their business. Evan Tahler, Jennifer Suit, and Kate Zimmerman describe their agile...

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  • New Tech Talk: Frank: Cucumber Tests for Native iOS Apps

    New Tech Talk: Frank: Cucumber Tests for Native iOS Apps

    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...

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  • New Tech Talk: Introduction to Go

    New Tech Talk: Introduction to Go

    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...

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  • New Tech Talk: MongoDB Redux

    New Tech Talk: MongoDB Redux

    Chris Westin, a mongoDB developer from 10gen, discusses more in-depth uses of mongoDB, reveals some of the product roadmap, and answers questions from the audience. See all our talks at...

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  • New Tech Talk: Remote Pair Programming: People and Technology

    New Tech Talk: Remote Pair Programming: People and Technology

    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...

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  • New Tech Talk: SoundSeed.me

    New Tech Talk: SoundSeed.me

    Jared Cosulich of Irrational Design recently started a new music site, SoundSeed.Me. He discusses the process and emotions he's experiencing as he launches a new product, getting it built, finding...

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  • New Tech Talk: Metrics, Metrics Everywhere

    New Tech Talk: Metrics, Metrics Everywhere

    If you don’t measure it, you can’t optimize it. Coda Hale, Infrastructure Architect at Yammer, talks about service-level performance metrics, how they use them to guide their development strategy,...

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  • New Tech Talk: Backbone.js

    New Tech Talk: Backbone.js

    Backbone.js is a lightweight Javascript MVC framework great for organizing your Javascript code and simplifying very common AJAX and event-driven DOM update use cases. Because Backbone is so...

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  • Pivotallabs.com RSS Feeds Currently Down

    Pivotallabs.com RSS Feeds Currently Down

    We recently transferred our FeedBurner feeds from one account to another and something bonked. Our blog, tech talk, and podcast feeds are all currently giving a 404 response. We apologize for the...

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  • New Tech Talk: Performance and Scalability: Make Your App Just Fast Enough in an Agile Way

    New Tech Talk: Performance and Scalability: Make Your App Just Fast Enough in an Agile Way

    Veteran Pivot David Stevenson gives his thoughts on the when, why, and how of performance optimization in Rails. He touches on a few of the approaches that make sense and the best tools for each...

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  • SunRun Seeks Rails Developers in San Francisco

    SunRun Seeks Rails Developers in San Francisco

    At Pivotal Labs, one of the services we provide our clients is helping them interview and hire. Pivotal Labs and our clients place a strong emphasis on Agile development and its many aspects: Pair...

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  • Zep Solar Seeks Lead Rails Developer in San Rafael, CA

    Zep Solar Seeks Lead Rails Developer in San Rafael, CA

    At Pivotal Labs, one of the services we provide our clients is helping them interview and hire. Pivotal Labs and our clients place a strong emphasis on Agile development and its many aspects: Pair...

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  • Powering down gems.pivotallabs.com

    Powering down gems.pivotallabs.com

    We're planning to decommission our gems.pivotallabs.com RubyGems server on Friday, June 17th. If you are dependent on gems hosted there, and the logs suggest there aren't many of you, please find...

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  • New Tech Talk: Hardware is the New Software

    New Tech Talk: Hardware is the New Software

    We've all seen the power of cheap cloud-hosting, open source software, and incubators to make building a web app dirt cheap, but now the same thing is happening in the world of hardware. The means...

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  • New Tech Talk: Demystifying Autoscale: The Tale of an API Mashup

    New Tech Talk: Demystifying Autoscale: The Tale of an API Mashup

    Autoscale is a controversial topic. For many applications, autoscale will never be the fire and forget setup we might hope for, but it also shouldn’t require a fancy Platform-as-a-Service. In this...

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  • New Tech Talk: Librato Silverline: Application Monitoring and Workload Management Service

    New Tech Talk: Librato Silverline: Application Monitoring and Workload Management Service

    Joseph Ruscio, Co-founder and CTO of Librato, demonstrates Silverline, their new service providing application-centric monitoring and active workload management. He describes with real-world...

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