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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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How to Automate Your Environment Provisioning for Mobile App Development

By Noel Wurst    |    September 24, 2014    |    Development and Testing, Product Development

​Last week, we co-hosted another great webinar with Orasi, one of our outstanding TapIn Partners, and we’re thrilled to now offer this on-demand to anyone who missed it, or...

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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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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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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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Upcoming Webinar: Creating Complete Test Environments in the Cloud

By Alison Pinter    |    August 14, 2014    |    Development and Testing, Product Development

​A top focus for application development today is on acceleration, but faster is not always better. The bigger challenge is to improve the speed and quality of software releases. By...

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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...

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Theresa Lanowitz Teases Enterprise DevTest Survey Results

By Noel Wurst    |    August 01, 2014    |    Development and Testing, IT Operations

At our recent Q3 Sales Kickoff, we were treated with a surprise session from Theresa Lanowitz, founder of technology industry analyst firm, voke. Regular visitors to our blog may...

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Announcing MinorJS: An Unopinionated, Ultra-minimal Web Framework for Node.js

By Matt Mehlhope & Scott Brady    |    July 16, 2014    |    Development and Testing, Product Development

Skytap is a big believer in open source software. Our company is built on amazing open source projects like Linux, Ruby on Rails and Node.js. That’s why we...