VMworld 2011

What a week! 20,000 attendees and amazing sessions in hot (110°) in Las Vegas. VMworld was also a great show for us. • We had a wonderful booth and hundreds of VMworld attendees stopped by to learn more about our solution • We announced our integration with VMware vCLoud Director....

What the Cloud really means for Developers

In his Modernizing IT column this week, Eric Knorr at InfoWorld explores “What cloud really means for developers.” He touches on a number of the key benefits to developing on the cloud: things like increased agility, managing geographically dispersed development teams, and the cloud’s ability to support the “bursty” nature...

Reflections from Capital Markets Cloud Symposium

This last Tuesday, I had the pleasure of presenting at the Capital Markets Cloud Symposium in Manhattan, New York.  In attendance there were hundreds of CIO’s, CTO’s and executives from some of the world’s largest financial services firms like JP Morgan Chase, Deutsche Bank, BNP Paribas, Bank of America and...

Do you want to provision a server or use a server?

Pop quiz: Why do some men use a razor every morning?  If you said "To shave their face."  you would be correct, but missing the bigger point.  Let's change the question to "Why do some men shave?"  This might generate a more philosophical answer such as "They shave because they...

More about DevOps

Ran across another article about DevOps.  Phil Odence talks about how Development and Operations teams are cozying up and how open source plays in the DevOps world. What I found more interesting was the discussion in comments about who really coined the term DevOps. It reminded me of a similar...

Making Automated Tests Truly Automatic

[A version of this article appeared on eWeek http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Application-Development/How-to-Make-Your-Automated-Software-Tests-Truly-Automatic/] A recent poll of software development professionals showed that the majority would rather be doing their taxes than dealing with their company's test infrastructure. The reason: automated software tests require tremendous amounts of manual time and energy to configure, run, and...

Bridging the IT – Development Gap

In the last year I have increasingly run into a new character in application development shops - IT. IT is not taking over coding tasks, but they are certainly taking a much more active role regarding where application development tasks get run.   This is no surprise, as software development has...

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