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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...

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Celebrating 30 Years of Excellence with the CQAA

By Noel Wurst    |    July 09, 2014    |    Development and Testing

​The Chicago Quality Assurance Association (CQAA) was founded in 1984 to “promote quality principles and practices within Chicago-area companies” and to provide “a forum for information professionals to present and discuss...

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Enhancing Your Testing Efforts: An Interview with Rajini Padmanaban

By Noel Wurst    |    July 08, 2014    |    Development and Testing

​Noel: I recently read a piece of yours on the QAInfoTech blog where you asked, “Is it fair to compare manual and automated test results.” That’s a great question,...

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Is It Fair to Compare Manual and Automated Test Results?

By Rajini Padmanaban    |    July 02, 2014    |    Development and Testing

​The article below was originally published by Rajini Padmanaban on the fantastic QAInfoTech blog. Manual and automated testing have long co-existed and have contributed significantly in successfully signing off on...