Test Automation Reigns Supreme Next Week at STAREAST

Skytap is gearing up for next week’s STAREAST conference, and after looking closely at the week’s packed schedule of keynotes, tutorials, and concurrent session, it appears that “automation” is going to be one of the week’s dominating topics. And this won’t be the first time. We’ve attended and covered this show from a journalistic perspective

On-demand Webinar: DevOps: An “El Niño” for Software Testing

This full version of this article originally appeared on the Parasoft blog and was written by Cynthia Dunlop.  DevOps adoption across the enterprise is rising as rapidly as Northern California’s reservoirs after El Niño’s “March Miracle.” With DevOps, the constant deluge of new functionality undeniably creates a torrential disruption to traditional testing. Many teams are barely

What’s in Your DevOps Toolchain?

In this chapter of our technical series, “Scaling Modern Software Delivery,” we sit down with Derek Weeks, Sonatype VP and DevOps advocate, to discuss the benefits and challenges of building—and governing—a modern DevOps toolchain. Derek also provides some incredible thoughts on the responsibility we all share for delivering the highest quality software possible as software is embedded

Skytap Going Big at IBM InterConnect 2016

With IBM InterConnect only a couple weeks away in Las Vegas (Feb 21-25), we thought we’d give you the inside scoop on all of the places you can find us during the show. Skytap is going to have a huge presence at this year’s event; we’re presenting sessions, unveiling exciting new details about our partnership

Tipping the DevOps Scale: An Interview with Gary Gruver

[cs_content][cs_section parallax=”false” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”false” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text]Welcome to another episode of The DevHops Podcast! This week we’re joined by Gary Gruver, co-author of Leading the Transformation: Applying Agile and DevOps Principles at Scale. It was great to have Gary on the show, as he

DevHops Episode 8: Paul Farrall – Fishing for DevOps Success

Welcome to the first “Special Draft” edition of the Dev-Hops Podcast, in which we focus on real-world stories of process and technology transformation from the people who lived them. Rather than having a conversation, we’ll ask seasoned pros to relate their own case studies of big changes they were a part of. What went right, and what

Using Docker Machine with Skytap

Docker Machine provides a nice experience for remotely provisioning and managing instances of Docker. Though Skytap doesn’t currently support a native driver for Docker Machine it doesn’t mean you’re left out in the cold. The generic driver for Docker Machine works great with Skytap! There are multiple ways to connect to VMs within Skytap.  SRA, for

2016 Predictions Include Warming up to DevOps ICEbergs

“This will be a year of glacial change in app development…what I’m talking about is an increased ability to compartmentalize even some monolithic systems so software delivery can move forward.” – Jason English, Skytap Galactic Head, Product Marketing Our own Jason English was invited to contribute to VMblog’s Virtualization and Cloud Prediction Series, and he’s

Is Agile a Prerequisite for Beginning DevOps Initiatives?

As part of our ongoing technical series, “Scaling Modern Software Delivery,” we’re taking a look at the benefits of DevOps for organizations at various stages of agility. Skytap regional consulting manager Raksha Balasubramanyam shares some great advice for how to achieve early-stage DevOps benefits, and the executive buy-in needed to scale success. Noel: Is “being

Managing Dev/Test Environments with Ansible Dynamic Inventory for Skytap

We are pleased to announce our latest open-source release – a Dynamic Ansible Inventory for use with Skytap Environments. Ansible is commonly used by DevOps teams to coordinate configuration changes for hosts over SSH (for Linux/Unix machines) or Powershell remoting (Windows). Ansible’s simple approach and ease of integration with existing infrastructure make it an attractive utility

LogiGear Provides Early Look at Better Test Design & Skytap Partnership

Skytap thrives on partnering with our friends in the software development and testing community who share a passion for both disrupting and modernizing software delivery. Last week at STARWEST, I got to learn about the incredible team at LogiGear, how they’re tackling one of the biggest challenges in software testing today, and why the new

The DevHops Podcast Episode 6: DevOps Practices for Systems of Record

It’s time for another episode of the DevHops Podcast! While at the 2015 DevOps Enterprise Summit—check out our recap of the entire show—Skytap DevOps consulting manager Kelly Looney and I recorded this episode with Accenture agile and DevOps lead Mirco Hering. Mirco was giving his “Adopting DevOps Practices for Systems of Record” session later in

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