The DevHops Podcast Ep. 3: How to Test for Enterprise Mobility

Lydia Casillas from Sky I.T. Group joins us for our third episode to discuss the challenges of testing mobile apps and the mobile web to ensure security, usability, and powerful “enterprise mobility.” We also review beers from Stone, Freemont, and Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co.! Tap In! Noel: Hello, everyone. Welcome to the Skytap

On-Demand Environments and Data – Stay Ahead of the Competition

This piece was written by Tom Pryce at Grid-Tools. Grid-Tools is a TAP partner of Skytap and we’re joining them on July 14th to present, “Testing is No Longer Constrained by Environments and Data.” Join us, or look out for an on-demand recording to follow! In the “Age of the Customer”, every organization is a

Guest Post: Keeping Up with the Cycle of Continuous Delivery

The strain on businesses to keep up with the speedy technological advances make it ever more important to make sure that test teams are able to function at full capacity right from the start. This piece was originally published on the Grid-Tools blog and written by Ayeesha Monteiro. Grid-Tools is a Skytap TAP partner and you can learn

Passive Quality Culture Leads to “Ticker Shock”

Asking a roomful of testers, “What do software defects really cost?” and then telling them, “much more than you think,” before anyone gets the chance to answer is a pretty gutsy move. It’s certainly one that could’ve easily backfired for Parasoft chief strategy officer Wayne Ariola at last week’s STAREAST conference. It did not backfire,

The DevHops Podcast: Will Virtualization Beat Physical Reality?

Welcome to the first ever episode of the DevHops Podcast! This series will feature conversations between some of the tech industry’s best and brightest around DevOps, agile, cloud, virtualization, and the necessary culture and technology to meet constantly changing business and customers demands. This week we’re joined by F5 Principal Technical evangelist Lori MacVittie, and Skytap

Open Source and Community Development is Good for Developers

This is a guest contribution from Brian Mancini at FTI Consulting. FTI Consulting is one of Skytap’s awesome customers, and Brian is an avid proponent of open source software and its many benefits to the developer community as a whole! As a web developer, it’s difficult to avoid open source software (OSS) completely. The rise

A love letter from Cloud Dev/Test Labs to Service Virtualization

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, here’s a little love letter from “the Cloud” that originally appeared in our partner Parasoft’s perspective guide to Service Virtualization. But we think it’s especially appropriate now. Enjoy!​ – N.W., Ed. Dear SV, Hey, I know it’s been a while since we started being “a thing.” When we met,

Guest Post: Beyond Big Data and Benioff’s “AI Spring” to the Dawn of Dataware

This article was authored by Matt McIlwain and was originally published on Medium. For more of Matt’s writing, you can follow him here! Big Data, AI, Machine Learning, Hadoop, Predictive Analytics — we hear these terms every day from companies such as Cloudera, Trifacta and Dato (formerly GraphLab) that are securing many millions in financing. I believe

Guest Post: Data Quality as an Initiative

​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 then it behooves you to create a data quality initiative that improves your Test Data Management (TDM). There are common opportunities in the way that

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

​ 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 Labs,” about how companies of all sizes and levels of testing sophistication view, use and benefit from virtual and cloud-based development and testing technologies.

Guest Post: What’s Killing Software Testers?

​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 some of the top things that are killing software testers… Accelerated Release Cycles In response to today’s demand for speed and “Continuous Everything,” the software

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

​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 time you’re able to pop into a local establishment to kick off the weekend a little early, or even continue to work or brainstorm in perhaps a

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