Enterprises today are looking for ways to accelerate their rate of innovation, increase revenues, and lower the costs of software development and delivery. Agile development and testing methodologies are increasingly being adopted as a central means to accelerate the delivery of new software products to market. Accordingly, many application lifecycle management (ALM) products are being upgraded – or designed from scratch – to support the Agile development and delivery model. For many companies, Continuous Integration (CI) – the practice of frequently integrating developers' new or changed code with the existing code repository so that there is no intervening window between code commit and build, and so that no errors can arise without developers noticing them and correcting them immediately – represents the ultimate model for modern software application development and testing. Cloud computing, with its inherent characteristics of elasticity, scale, self-service, and on-demand automation, is increasingly being adopted as a way to realize the full potential of Agile development and to move towards a model of Continuous Integration.
But a key question remains: How can developers and testers use their preferred ALM tools and processes in place today and seamlessly integrate on-premise and cloud infrastructure to achieve sustained increases in speed, agility, and team productivity? Sumit Mehrotra, Director of Product Management for Skytap will walk us through cloud enabled ALM with continuous integration and automated testing in today's Enterprise development teams.