Theresa Lanowitz on Solving Age-Old Problems in the Enterprise

Noel: Hello, this is Noel Wurst with Skytap and I am speaking with Theresa Lanowitz today, who is the founder of voke. Theresa is going to be giving a keynote at this year’s STAREAST conference on May 8, in Orlando, Florida. The keynote is titled “Extreme Automation: Software Quality for the Next Generation Enterprise.” I wanted

Cloud Biology: Enterprise Evolution Ramps Up

I’d love to take a poll (feel free to share your opinion in the comments section below) on whether software should be considered a living organism in the purist biological sense. Sure, software is made up of code instead of cells, and it may have trouble finding a home in the classic taxonomic rank of

Will DevOps Become the Norm? Your Customers Sure Hope So.

All prognosticators, even us who simply roll out a single annual list, hope for two things: one, that your predictions get a lot of traction and shares across the industry, and two, that you end up actually being correct. Anil Batra’s list of 2014 predictions has turned a lot of heads, largely due to the

Rob Myers on Using TDD with Enterprise Development

Noel Wurst: Hello, this is Noel Wurst, with Skytap, and I am interviewing Rob Myers today. Rob Myers is an Agile coach and instructor and also the founder of the Agile institute. How are you doing today Rob? Rob Myers: Good. How are you? Noel Wurst: Great, doing great. I interviewed Rob about a year

How Do You Define Working Software?

One of my favorite aspects of agile development is that there is no one path or course that developers must stick to in order for agile to work. Teams can use scrum, or not, choose the frequency at which they want to hold retrospectives, and iterate at a pace that works best for their project

Monthly Skytap Comic Strip Recap

We’ve turned ourselves into quite the cartoonists, well, we’re not drawing the comics, we’re using Bitstrips (which are really fun, and pretty addictive) but at least we’re writing them—and they are all software development and testing related. Once a month, we’ll recap them here, or to see them as they’re released, follow us on Twitter!

Achieving Continuous Integration with Skytap and Jenkins

Enterprise businesses are developing software faster than ever to gain a competitive edge. To compete, application development teams must release better software faster. This means continuously integrating, testing and delivering new applications. To achieve continuous integration, many companies are leveraging the popular open source CI tool, Jenkins. Jenkins allows teams to define complex, automated software

How CI Is Coming to Mean “Continuous Innovation” in the Enterprise

Asking the question, “What is enterprise software?” or, “What is enterprise software designed to do?” will get you an infinite number of answers. I know, because I’ve asked this question again and again. But whether the answer is “to perform business functions,” “solve major problems,” or my favorite answer, “to provide value to our customers,”

[Webinar]: Continuous Integration with Skytap and Jenkins

One of the biggest challenges development and test teams face today is environment management for continuous integration purposes. Deploying, maintaining, and refreshing development environments for complex multi-tiered applications is a time-consuming and laborious process. The Skytap CI plugin for Jenkins provides developers and testers with an end-to-end solution to accelerate agile software development. By utilizing

The Expectations of the Enterprise 2.0: An Interview with Matt McIlwain

Madrona Venture Group’s Matt McIlwain discusses what the enterprise 2.0 means, and what brought us to this point in software development. Learn how BYOD policies, empowerment, and other innovative strategies all contribute to the apps we can’t live without. Noel: Hello, this is Noel Wurst with Skytap and I am speaking Matt McIlwain who is

2014 Enterprise Software and Application Predictions

The best part about waiting until the last minute to post your tech predictions for the coming year isn’t so that you can copy what your favorite software pundits are clamoring for, it’s so you can validate your list as being necessary, and a true beacon amidst the countless other lists that are being posted

Staying Agile with Retrospectives: An Interview with Ben Linders

We had the chance to sit down with agile consultant Ben Linders to discuss the power of collaboration and feedback on agile projects. Ben has an excellent blog, and a new book that are both worth checking out by anyone working with agile, whether you’re an agile expert, or are new to the practice. Noel Wurst:

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