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 an Agile Enterprise?" I noticed that the first
sentence presents a huge challenge in enterprise level software development
today. In your abstract you say, "Enterprise agility is both a hugely popular
aspiration and a widely misunderstood buzzword.” That comes up a lot in
agile, with the abil... (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)
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)
Noel: Hello, this is Noel Wurst with Skytap and I am speaking with Theresa
Lanowitz today, who is the founder of voke. Theresa is going to be giving a
keynote at this year’s STAREAST conference on May 8, in Orlando, Florida.
The keynote is titled “Extreme Automation: Software Quality for the Next
Generation Enterprise.” I wanted to speak with her about what exactly
extreme automation involves, trying to define the “next generation
enterprise,” and to find out more about what she does and what voke does.
Theresa, how are you today?
Theresa: I’m great, and thanks for inviting me t... (more)
All prognosticators, even us who simply roll out a single annual list, hope
for two things: one, that your predictions get a lot of traction and shares
across the industry, and two, that you end up actually being correct.
Anil Batra’s list of 2014 predictions has turned a lot of heads, largely
due to the fact that he led off with such a bold one. “DevOps teams become
the norm, not the exception.” While you would imagine that the DevOps
faithful and its believers would be the biggest fans of this coming true this
year, I would argue that it’s software customers who have received a ... (more)