Development and Test

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Book Review: The Phoenix Project - Chasing the DevOps Whale

By Jason English    |    September 18, 2014    |    Development and Testing, IT Operations

​This technical, but easy-reading story will likely become required reading for everyone here at Skytap. The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps and Helping Your Business Win (Gene Kim,...

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Why Aren’t We Letting Software Testers Test?

By Noel Wurst    |    September 17, 2014    |    Development and Testing

​What do software testers want to do most while at work? What do software testers enjoy most about their job? What do many testers struggle to find the time to...

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Mobile Dev and Environments-as-a-Service Featured in Upcoming Webinars

By Alison Pinter    |    September 15, 2014    |    Development and Testing, Product Development

​We have two webinars coming up in the next few weeks that we wanted to invite everyone to. If you can’t attend live, make sure to still register, as...

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New Research Reveals the True Impact of Lifecycle Virtualization

By Noel Wurst    |    September 10, 2014    |    Development and Testing

​Independent analyst firm, voke, inc., recently conducted extensive research around the concept of “lifecycle virtualization” and the results of their efforts are incredibly revealing on two levels. On one hand...

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Notes from VMWorld 2014: Shifting the Focus to Development and Test

By Seth Payne    |    August 27, 2014    |    Development and Testing, IT Operations

​A consistent theme here at VMworld 2014 has been development and testing. Specifically, how IT operations can deliver the development, test, continuous integration, staging, and ultimately production environments that software development...

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I Am a Specialized Automation Tester—Hold on, Where Do I Draw a Balance?

By Rajini Padmanaban    |    August 27, 2014    |   

The article below was originally published by Rajini Padmanaban on the fantastic QAInfoTech blog.​In any discipline, a specialization is most often considered valuable and has a premier status attached...

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Now Available On-demand: Creating Complete Test Environments in the Cloud

By Noel Wurst    |    August 26, 2014    |    Development and Testing, Product Development

Parasoft’s Mark Lambert and Skytap’s Jonathan Van Meter gave a great webinar last week that showed how service virtualization helps dev/test teams create “complete test environments in...

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Skytap CEO: “Let’s Build a Successful Business” as Enterprises Begin Shift to the Cloud

By Noel Wurst    |    August 19, 2014    |    Development and Testing, Product Development

​Rachel Lerman at the Puget Sound Business Journal recently sat down with our CEO, Thor Culverhouse, to discuss the current shift of enterprise software to the cloud, and how this...

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TapIn Open Forum: DevOps vs. DevOps - Who Ya Got?

By Noel Wurst    |    August 19, 2014    |    Development and Testing, IT Operations

As a lifelong word junkie, I can honestly say that I’ve never seen more debate, argument, and failure to reach an agreed upon definition of a word than we...

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Skytap’s new Copy-to-Region lets your SDLC “Follow the Moon”

By Jason English    |    August 05, 2014    |    Development and Testing, Product Development, IT Operations

For the past few years, the holy grail of enterprise IT is to have large scale global software development, testing and integration activities that “follow the sun.” So when your...