Skytap recently announced the availability of the Skytap Automation Pack for
IBM UrbanCode Deploy. You can read about it in this Skytap blog post from
earlier this year.
You'll recall that this plugin adds the following functionality into the IBM
UrbanCode Deploy Application Process web UI to create and manipulate
templates and configurations in Skytap:
Skytap Cloud AuthenticationAdd Configuration to Project Add Template to
Project Change Configuration State Connect to Network in another
Configuration (ICNR) Connect to VPN Tunnel Create Configuration from Template
Create Published Service Create Published URL Create Template from
Configuration Delete Configuration Get VM ID List Published URL for
Configuration List VM Published Service Merge Template into Configuration Set
VM User Data
In this blog post we’ll explore how to use some of the advanced
capabilities av... (more)
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 en... (more)
Skytap recently announced the availability of a Docker template in the Skytap
Cloud Public Template Library. Docker is an open platform for developers
and sysadmins to build, ship, and run distributed applications. This new
template allows you to easily experiment with or deploy Docker-based
containers within Skytap Cloud.
To illustrate this, we’ll do the following: 1.Create a new Skytap Cloud
environment or configuration that is based on this Docker template. 2.Deploy
a Docker Ubuntu container and demonstrate a simple use case as described in
the Docker User Guide. 3.Create a n... (more)
Book Review: The Phoenix Project - Chasing the DevOps Whale
This technical, but easy-reading story will likely become required reading
for everyone here at Skytap. The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps
and Helping Your Business Win (Gene Kim, Kevin Behr & George Spafford, IT
Revolution Press, 2013) ties one man’s journey toward DevOps to the
significant innovations made in factory optimization and lean planning
achieved some 30 years ago.
While instructional, the book uses a fictional exposition of a harrowing,
never-ending quest for DevOps resembling Melville’s Moby Dic... (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)