Enhancing Your Testing Efforts: An Interview with Rajini Padmanaban

​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, and one that I imagine could result in a variety of answers, depending on who is being asked the question. What made you want to take

[Video] SDLC Acceleration: Faster in What Direction?

​ At the 2014 SDLC Acceleration Summit, Peter Coffee, VP for Strategic Research at Salesforce.com, led a fantastic discussion panel that asked the question, “Sure, your SDLC is accelerating, but in what direction?” The panel addressed the biggest barriers to SDLC acceleration, how to overcome them, and what the real benefits are to truly delivering

Upcoming June Webinars

​We’ve got two webinars coming up in June that we wanted to take a minute to make you aware of. And while we encourage you to attend them live so that you have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have, each will be made available on-demand after the fact so that you and

SAP Sapphire Recap: The Race to Simplify

Give credit to the organizers of SAP Sapphire, held last week in Orlando, Florida. I’d never attended this conference before, and was a little intimidated at the concept of navigating the one million square feet of the event space and choosing which of the 1,800+ sessions to attend. That is a staggering amount of information,

STAREAST Recap: Share What You’ve Learned

​For those who have attended multiple STAR testing conferences over time (I just learned the first STAR conference was held back in 1992!) you’ve probably noticed that while the agendas are always fresh with new topics and speakers, there are a core group of speakers that come to share their knowledge and experience year after

SaaS Leads the Way in Cloud Computing’s “Hypergrowth”

​We might start seeing a decline in the number of articles that simply state that cloud computing is “on the rise.” Of course it is. Forrester’s James Staten recently pointed out that that with all of the advantages that cloud computing provides, “it will increasingly be difficult to justify not leveraging cloud services.” Staten does

Wayne Ariola on the Future of the Software Development Life Cycle

Noel Wurst: Hello, this is Noel Wurst with Skytap, and I am speaking today with Wayne Ariola, who is the chief strategy officer at Parasoft. Wayne, how are you doing today? Wayne Ariola: Fantastic, thank you. Noel Wurst: So, I wanted to speak with Wayne because Wayne is helping organize the SDLC Acceleration Summit that’s

Development and Test Lab Management Survey Now Available

We’d like to take a minute to introduce an opportunity to take part in a survey that should yield some fascinating results—results that you’ll be provided in a report for free just for participating in the survey!  voke, a modern analyst firm specializing in application lifecycle innovation, put the survey together and we can’t wait

Product Manager Matt Ayers on Skytap’s Integration with Amazon Web Services

Hi folks, I’m a product manager here at Skytap and I wanted to take some time to talk about our newly-launched support for Skytap on Amazon Web Services. Since beginning a private beta program last November, we’ve been working closely with our customers who use AWS, and after receiving extensive customer feedback, we are releasing

Our Latest Skytap Comic Strip Collection

It’s time for another roundup of our popular weekly Bitstrips column. These make us laugh about our lives in the SaaS industry, and we hope you enjoy them, too. And don’t forget—you can always be the first to see our new comics by following us on Twitter! Want to help us with a title for

Webinar: Tips to Achieve Continuous Integration and Delivery

It’s safe to say that most companies are looking to gain an advantage in today’s hyper-competitive software market. Businesses are constantly striving to develop, test, and release better software faster, but how is this made possible? Continuously integrating, testing, and delivering new applications. Join Skytap and Orasi on Tuesday, April 15th, at 2pm EST/11am PST

Geometric Value in Continuous Integration

This is a guest post from Orasi software consultant, David Guimbellot. This piece was originally published on the software testing-focused blog, EyeOnQA.com. One of the most important measurements in software development is related to the defect queue. I don’t mean simply the count of defects. A queue has a depth, latency, service time and throughput. The

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