Paul Herzlich

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So far Paul Herzlich has created 12 blog entries.

Using HP lifecycle virtualizations to reduce test costs and production risks

By |2016-10-17T10:52:20+01:0026 January 2015|Delivery and Lifecycle Management, Software Development, Software Quality, Software Testing|

No matter how big a customer you are, when a vendor wants to sell you a product at $239,000 a pop, you have to ask yourself serious questions whether it can save you money or give you some competitive edge. Reading Ian Murphy’s Spotlight Review of HP's Service and Network Virtualization instantly set me off [...]

Hat check: Green Hat and IBM 15 months on

By |2016-10-17T10:52:35+01:004 April 2013|Software Development, Software Quality, Software Testing|

IBM’s play in Service Virtualization (SV) for testing In January 2012, I mused over the implications of IBM’s acquisition of Green Hat, vendor of a product that simulated external interfaces for software testing. Fifteen months later, I’ve had another look to see whether things have panned out as I imagined. It seemed to me that [...]

Marketing the development testing revolution

By |2016-10-17T10:52:37+01:002 April 2013|Software Development, Software Quality, Software Testing|

A recent Chilean film called NO narrates the campaign to defeat General Pinochet’s 1988 referendum that would have allowed him to remain as President after having ruled Chile as a despot for 12 years. Despite his tight grip on power and oppressive, dictatorial rule, Pinochet was put under international pressure to allow a vote. He [...]

Banking on Apps

By |2016-10-17T10:52:37+01:005 March 2013|Software Development|

Creepy crawlies on the desktop A friend of mine says she’s completely distracted by the tiles on her Windows 8 desktop. “It’s like a picture gallery on the staircase at Hogwart’s. Things that shouldn’t move are always squirming.” I have sympathy. I also find it distracting. But what astonishes me even more is that we’ve [...]

IBM Software Analysts Insight: Will a clear vision and strategy lead to a sure-footed, agile execution?

By |2016-10-17T10:52:38+01:007 December 2012|Analysis, Delivery and Lifecycle Management, Platforms and Operating Systems|

The abiding impression from the IBM Software Analysts Insight conference in Stamford, Connecticut was of a company absolutely clear on its strategy and sure-footed in its execution. For nearly a decade (since 2004), IBM has been attempting to reduce the market’s identification with its individual software brands (Tivoli, Rational, Websphere, Information Management), and in 2010 [...]

A safe leap into the unknown

By |2016-10-17T10:52:41+01:0018 April 2012|Software Development|

Micro Focus should be delighted with the first day of their 2012 Developer’s Conference. The management message was, “we’re back focusing on COBOL – Visual COBOL above all, but also we’re not going to abandon our ACU and RM users”, and there was a palpable sense of relief on the part of the delegates. Attendees [...]

Converged Cloud and HP Service Virtualization 2.0

By |2016-10-17T10:52:41+01:0012 April 2012|Software Testing|

Mid way through HP’s announcement on the 10th of April of its Converged Cloud portfolio we find the announcement of version 2.0 of HP’s Service Virtualization software for testing applications using simulated services in a virtualized environment. Although HP places this in the context of cloud and mobile applications, in fact, it solves a long [...]

The future of Enterprise Application Development at Micro Focus 2012 Developer Conference

By |2016-10-17T10:52:41+01:0017 March 2012|Software Development|

Catch my talk at the Micro Focus 2012 Developer Conference. The conference theme is ‘The future of Enterprise Application Development’ and is aimed at ISV’s, enterprises and anyone interested in all things COBOL. Attendance at the conference, from April 16 to April 18, is free. My presentation on 17th April, is entitled Addressing Today’s Challenges in [...]