Is It Fair to Compare Manual and Automated Test Results?

​The article below was originally published by Rajini Padmanaban on the fantastic QAInfoTech blog. Manual and automated testing have long co-existed and have contributed significantly in successfully signing off on a product’s quality. Over the years test teams have talked about the value of one over another, how testers need to groom their test automation

[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

Webinar On-Demand: The Software Virtualization Lifecycle

​A top focus for application development today is on acceleration, but faster is not always equal to better. The bigger challenge is to improve both the speed and quality of software releases.  Orasi, one of our close partners, recently presented a webinar titled, “Software Virtualization Technology. This webinar addressed combining service virtualization technology with cloud-based

Service Virtualization Expedites Testing; Enhances Quality

This post was written by Orasi Sr. Solutions Architect Scott Jefferies and originally appeared on Orasi’s “Eye on Quality Assurance” blog. In December 2012, research firm Coleman Parkes released a landmark study about the business benefits of service virtualization. The findings were significant: 60% of the respondents indicated that unavailability of systems for testing routinely

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

Guest Post: [Infographic] SDLC Acceleration Summit Poll Results

This post originally appeared on the Parasoft blog. ​At the 2014 SDLC Acceleration Summit in San Francisco, industry experts gathered to discuss the future of the SDLC and share best practices for delivering better software faster. Throughout the event, attendees participated in real-time “SDLC Pulse” polls to share their opinions about the current state of

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

Skytap Bitstrips Comic Collection – April

​We’ve been getting requests for another monthly comic strip recap; Sorry, we’ve been a little busy! March was an incredible month at Skytap, with the unveiling of Skytap on AWS infrastructure, and our incredible new partnership program, sometimes sitting around *drawing* comics takes an understandable backseat to more pressing, and admittedly more impressive matters. Alas,

Webinar Recap: Achieve Continuous Integration/Delivery with HP, Jenkins, and Skytap

​In today’s hyper-competitive markets, businesses must constantly strive to develop, test, and release better software faster. One of the best ways we’ve found to make this difficult task possible is by embracing “continuity”—one of the decade’s fastest growing buzzwords. This means continuous testing, integration, and delivery.  This past Tuesday, we hosted a webinar with Orasi

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

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

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

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