Development and Test

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Guest Post: Data Quality as an Initiative

By David Guimbellot    |    December 16, 2014    |    Development and Testing

​This article was authored by David Guimbellot and was originally published on Orasi's "Eye on Quality" blog. If your business is capturing or coordinating persistent data as a primary function...

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Gene Kim on the Need for On-demand Access to Automated Dev/Test Environments

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

​Noel: Hello, this is Noel Wurst with Skytap, and I am speaking with Gene Kim today. At Skytap, a lot of us are big fans of Gene and his work,...

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How to Eliminate “It Works on My Machine”

By Noel Wurst    |    December 04, 2014    |    Development and Testing

​voke analyst Theresa Lanowitz and her team recently conducted an independent survey of over 500 participants from both technology and non-technology companies of varying sizes to explore their use of virtual...

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Guest Post: Survey Reveals Benefits in Using Virtual and Cloud-Based Dev/Test Environments

By Noel Wurst    |    November 12, 2014    |    Development and Testing

​This article was authored by Melissa Jacobson and was originally published on Orasi's "Eye on Quality" blog.In late August, voke, Inc. debuted its “Market Snapshot Report: Virtual and Cloud-Based...

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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 ...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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October’s Upcoming Partner Happy Hours Go Coast to Coast!

By Noel Wurst    |    October 01, 2014    |    Development and Testing, Product Development

​If you’re lucky enough to live in a city or state that allows “happy hour” (you’d be surprised how many states have banned it!) hopefully from time to...