The August 2015 digital issue of BZ Media’s SD Times is now available for your reading pleasure. Our cover story this month looks at the wearables market and explores what needs to happen to make these devices “work” for people—beyond fitness buffs monitoring their workouts and gadget nuts who have to be first with everything.
We know you’ll enjoy this month’s other news articles, features and analysis.
• Visual Studio 2015: Microsoft in late July released the latest version of its popular IDE. We tell you what’s new, and we got software architect David Davis to look at the preview release to tell us what he liked and what he wasn’t crazy about.
• Souping up Office 365: Microsoft’s business productivity software has a lot of excellent features, but developers can use APIs and more to create Add-ins that extend the value of the software. Web developer Andrew Connell walks us through the options available to developers to take their implementations to the next level.
• The Evolution of NoSQL: The definition of NoSQL starts with “No.” But senior editor Alex Handy is seeing a coming together of structured and unstructured data in organizations, so NoSQL is now more realistically defined as “Not Only SQL.” This Buyer’s Guide also looks at offerings from multiple software providers, from graph databases, document databases, key-value stores and more.
BONUS: Along with this issue, you’ll find the SD Times 100 supplement. Inside, you’ll learn more about some of the companies our editors have determined are leaders and innovators in the software industry. We’re sure you’ll find this reference guide helpful.