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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)

What Is the Greatest Blocker to a Frictionless Enterprise?

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)

Using @Docker in Skytap Cloud | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

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 [#DevOps] @DevOpsSummit

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)

Announcing MinorJS: An Unopinionated, Ultra-minimal Web Framework for Node.js

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. Why MinorJS? By starting with MinorJS you maintain the freedom to develop your application with whichever technologies and philosophies you fin... (more)