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HP Discover 2015: What Happened In Vegas

This was the last HP Discover with a combined agenda; moving forward the conference will be split between hardware and software products and services.

ALM Forum Industry Panel

Meet the Interns: Nicholas Folk, Junior Software Engineer

When I first applied to Tasktop, I admittedly had not heard much about the company. What drew me to the company was when I personally visited for my onsite interview. Almost everyone in the Vancouver office works in one wide open room with floor to ceiling windows giving off a bright and amicable atmosphere where everyone is approachable.

Why Integration requires a combination of linking and syncing

Since its inception, Tasktop has been involved with Open Service for Lifecycle Collaboration (OSLC).  We co-authored the original specification with IBM and continue to work on the OSLC core technical committee. OSLC provides a set of open standards for connecting lifecycle tools to enable cross team traceability and collaboration. Based on the W3C linked data specification, OSLC enables links to be established across tools, repositories and projects.

Tasktop Sync 4.2 Released

I’m thrilled to announce the latest release of Tasktop Sync; as always, we have a terrific mixture of enhancements! With each release we typically add new systems to the Sync Integration Network, as well as adding additional features for systems that we previously added. And Tasktop Sync 4.2 is no exception.

Meet the Individuals Responsible for Tasktop's Customer Journey

As part of our growth at Tasktop, it has been critical that we add in key leaders to sustain and facilitate that growth into the future. I’m thrilled to be talking about the new group of sales leaders we have at Tasktop and feel privileged to be working with this outstanding group.

IEEE DevOps Unleashed calls for a holistic approach to DevOps

Austin is famous for many things, but in the tech community South By Southwest (SXSW) has emerged as one of the go to events for technical innovation. SXSW is considered to be the launch pad for getting the word out on many great ideas. So, when I was asked to speak at IEEE DevOps Unleashed I was excited about the chance to connect with the Austin technical community and catch a little bit of the South By magic without having to deal with the crowds of the real event.

Faster VMs with Vagrant and Chef

Developing and testing changes in an environment that is the same as the deployment environment is one of the magic ingredients of the DevOps way. For engineers at Tasktop working on the Integration Factory, provisioning a new VM can occur multiple times in a day, so any inefficiencies in the process are painful.

Premium grade fuel for software lifecycle analytics engines

I’ve long taken inspiration from Peter Drucker’s caution that “if you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.” Technological progress has been punctuated by advances in measurement, ranging from Galileo’s telescope to Intel’s obsession with nanometers. Our industry is starting to go through a profound transformation in measuring how software is built, but only after we work through some big gaps in how we approach capturing, reporting and making decisions on these metrics.

Tasktop makes it rain in Las Vegas…..No, Really!

It really is something else to see a rainstorm with lightning over the Las Vegas strip, but in retrospect I shouldn’t be surprised after a week of non-stop hits for Tasktop at IBM’s InterConnect 2015 conference. The Tasktop team was a force to be recognized throughout the event, making appearances in the IBM seller program and numerous speaking presentations on the main conference agenda, hosting client meetings and strategizing with our business partners.

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