Interview: Peter Coffee on Leveraging the Web’s Transformation

Noel Wurst: Hello, this is Noel Wurst with Skytap and I am speaking today with Peter Coffee. Peter is the VP for Strategic Resource at salesforce.com and he’s also going to be taking part in the SDLC Acceleration Summit on May 13th in San Francisco, California. Peter how are you doing today? Peter Coffee: It’s

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

Upcoming Webinar: Maximizing Skytap on Amazon Web Services

​As you might have heard, we recently launched support for Skytap on Amazon Web Services. Skytap on AWS is ideal for dev/test teams who want a fast on-ramp to AWS and need to quickly and repeatedly deploy complex application environments. If your team is using AWS for production applications, you can now use Skytap to

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

On-Demand: The Concept of Hybrid Applications

​In our recent webinar, “The Concept of Hybrid Applications,” Seth Payne, Sr. Technical Product Manager for Skytap, took a look at a growing trend amongst forward-thinking enterprise teams. With the growth of cloud computing, technical managers are looking for ways to leverage this emerging platform to improve performance, reduce costs, and better serve their users.

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

Skytap Takes Additional Investment to Fuel Leadership in Development and Test Software Industry

Skytap has experienced aggressive growth over the past several years, and 2013 was record breaking on many counts – including bringing in a new CEO, increasing headcount by 30%, numerous innovations to our dev/test SaaS offering, and expanding our international infrastructure footprint to meet the needs of our growing global customer base. In order to

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

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