Latest Articles

stabbing3.jpg

Guest Post: What’s Killing Software Testers?

By Noel Wurst    |    October 31, 2014    |    Development and Testing

​Our Tap In Partner Parasoft cooked up this nightmare-inducing, Halloween themed piece; it was originally published on their excellent blog.With Halloween rapidly approaching, let's take a quick look at...

binary-code-3-1159615-m.jpg

On-premises Data Masking for Increased Cloud Testing Security

By Noel Wurst    |    October 28, 2014    |    Development and Testing, Product Development

​We recently hosted a webinar with one of our partners, Axis Technology, to demonstrate how their DMSuite® tool ensures that sensitive production data remains secure, while also providing testers with ...

need-for-speed-1397111-m.jpg

Limiting the Limitations of Open Source Test Automation

By Noel Wurst    |    October 24, 2014    |    Development and Testing

​At last week’s STARWEST conference, I attend a number of sessions focused on testing automation. The topic dominated most of the conference, as more and more dev/test teams...

241cd25.jpg

How Skytap Complements, not Competes, with Puppet and Chef

By Brad Schick    |    October 24, 2014    |    Development and Testing, Product Development

​Skytap is occasionally asked how our service overlaps with provisioning and deployment tools like Puppet, Chef, and OpenStack HOT. While those tools do have some conceptual overlap, their roles are...

pizza.jpg

Who Pays for Parallel Development Pizza Parties in the Cloud?

By Jason English    |    October 21, 2014    |    Development and Testing, Product Development

As we move development and test activities into cloud-based labs, we have noticed an age-old challenge arise to some companies’ adoption efforts. While it is tempting to focus on the...

yousky2.png

New Video Demo: Continuous Integration and Cloud IaaS with Skytap

By Jason English    |    October 20, 2014    |    Software Demos, Development and Testing, Product Development, IT Operations

​Most of our enterprise dev/test customers are either well underway, or embarking on some form of Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery strategy to better automate the deployment of code changes...

digital-clock-1212558-m.jpg

Environments-as-a-Service (EaaS) Explained in Only 3 Minutes!

By Noel Wurst    |    October 09, 2014    |    Development and Testing, Product Development, IT Operations

​I’m not quite sure how he did it, but Jason English, Skytap’s Galactic Head of Product Marketing, managed to not just brilliantly explain what Skytap does, nor do...

workwise-squarelogo-1402683655229.png

Customer Spotlight: WorkWise to Tap Into Skytap at Upcoming Conference

By Noel Wurst    |    October 09, 2014    |    Software Demos, Development and Testing

​On October 14-16, WorkWise will be hosting their annual customer conference at the Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. WorkWise has been a customer of ours for a long time,...