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Download the August issue of SD Times!


The August 2016 digital issue of BZ Media’s SD Times is now available for your seaside reading pleasure. This month’s cover story, “Bitter Java,” looks at the state of enterprise Java and the uncertainty in the community about its future. Oracle insists that Java EE 8 is on track, yet others in the community are at best concerned and at worst bitter that Oracle isn’t committed to delivering it. Senior editor Alex Handy explores what developers would want to see in Java EE 8.

We know you’ll enjoy this month’s other news articles, features and analysis.

• The Case for JS++. JavaScript is everywhere, but to many software developers, the language (which has monopolized Web development) is lacking structure, object-orientation and a full type system. Now, though, there’s JS++ to address those concerns. JS++ creator Roger Poon makes the case for language.

• Testing in an Agile World. Without testing, agile initiatives can never be truly complete or succeed: So say those who understand that testing needs to be fast but still hold onto its high standards to ensure quality software is delivered. Online editor Christina Mulligan dives into the issue to explain how organizations are reconciling the need for speed with the need for quality and security.

• A Pot of Gold? The growth of the medical and recreational marijuana industries has created a need for software to track the plant from seed to sale. For developers, the potential yield is, well, high.

• Buyers Guide: Imaging SDKs. Imaging might be a niche area of software development, but used correctly, imaging can be an important piece for applications that target industry-related problems. And today’s SDKs are more robust and full-featured than ever before. We take you through the top providers in the industry.

• BONUS! Along with this issue of SD Times comes the SD Times 100 showcase, with detailed profiles of a number of those companies honored by our editors helping you truly understand their expertise and leadership in the software development industry.

There’s even more, but you’ll have to download the issue and see for yourself!

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