The August digital issue of BZ Media’s SD Times is ready for your reading pleasure. This issue’s cover story, “The Mind-Machine Connection,” looks at brain mimicking, as researchers try to get machines to act based on human-like determinations.
We know you’ll enjoy this month’s other news articles, features and analysis.
• Ride on the release train: The Eclipse Foundation rolled out Luna, the next version of the Java platform, which supports Java 8, has an OSGi R6 reference implementation and an improved code completion engine. Hope it's a big train!
• Security comes front and center for developers: As Heartbleed proved, you can’t take your eye off software security for a second. Senior editor Alex Handy takes a look at the increasing responsibility developers must assume to ensure their software is secure.
• Going down the Azure road: Microsoft is seeking to win the hearts and minds of developers for its cloud platform, with features and functionality that contributing editor Patrick Hynds says puts Azure on an even playing field with Amazon Web Services, and might even be better in certain areas.
Also, this issue’s “Buyers Guide” looks at the market for APM – application performance management – tools. The guide gives you an understanding of how APM is critical for organizations whose software has to work, and in the way people want to use it. There’s also a comprehensive list of solutions available in the market.
It takes a test tube of innovation, a beaker of leadership and a graduated cylinder of “buzz” to create the chemistry required to be the software industry’s best. And that’s who the editors of SD Times have recognized for 2014. Judged by the editors of SD Times each spring, the SD Times 100 recognizes the companies that have shown they have shaped these elements of success in ways that are unique and compelling. Now in its 12th year, the SD Times 100 has grown to become of the most respected resources for development managers and technology executives.
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