We're launching the "Tap In Open Forum": a new series of blog posts where we
detail a current topic being discussed in the software development and
testing community and invite you to participate in an open discussion with
our best and brightest here at Skytap. Feel free to share your thoughts and
we'll do the same!
InformationWeek and IBM Mobile Technical Sales Leader Dustin Amrhein
presented a webinar last week as part of their “DevOps Rado” series. The
Frictionless Enterprise: Built for Business, looked at DevOps as a viable
solution for removing the friction that prevents enterprises from innovating
at not just the speed they would like, but at the speed absolutely required
to stay relevant, and hopefully ahead of their competition.
Amrhein detailed how DevOps (no matter how you define it) is absolutely a
major change for many larger organizations dealing with ... (more)
Skytap is a big believer in open source software. Our company is built on
amazing open source projects like Linux, Ruby on Rails and Node.js. That’s
why we feel it’s so important to give back to the open source community by
releasing and maintaining the MinorJS project.
What is MinorJS?
MinorJS is an unopinionated, ultra-minimal web framework that alleviates the
pain of routing, testing, and deployment clustering for Node.js applications.
By starting with MinorJS you maintain the freedom to develop your application
with whichever technologies and philosophies you fin... (more)
Noel Wurst: Hello. This is Noel Wurst with Skytap. I am speaking today with
Michael Spayd. Michael's going to be speaking at the Agile 2014 Conference in
Orlando, Florida, on Monday, July 28. It had a really interesting sounding
session, and I just wanted to learn a little bit more about that session and
some of the topics that may come up during it.
Michael, how are you doing today?
Michael Spayd: I'm doing well.
Michael: Thank you for hosting this, Noel.
Noel: No problem at all. Your session, again, on Monday, July 28, is titled
"What would it mean to Coach a... (more)
By now we’ve seen plenty of cost justification on the efficiency of using
cloud infrastructure. You can easily Google “Cloud Computing Value” and
get a stack of analyst and vendor reports. Or just pop open Amazon’s AWS
value calculator and plug in some numbers. There are huge one-time and
recurring IT cost savings to be realized by moving on-premise systems to
So we get a better deal on compute cost with cloud. That’s something. Now
let’s wring value out of one the most expensive and high-risk IT
activities: software development and testing.
Software devel... (more)
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 your teams can view them
at your convenience.
Hope to see you there!
Software Virtualization Lifecycle - June 17th, 2pm ET / 11am PT
Join Skytap & Orasi Software for a complementary webinar on June 17th to
learn how to increase the reality of your cloud environment with service
A top focu... (more)