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The December digital issue of BZ Media’s SD Times is available for your reading pleasure. This issue brings to you a very special cover story, “Working with Autism.” Editor Christina Mulligan reports on one company that recognizes the unique gifts of those with autism spectrum disorder – sharp memory, ability to recognize patterns, intense focus – align perfectly with the traits sought in a software testing professional. This piece looks at the training being given and the accommodations being made in the workplace to help bring these special people into the mainstream workforce. A really great read!

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

 • Microsoft updates tools for new world: The .NET core goes open source. A community edition of Visual Studio hits the streets. Microsoft has revamped its tools, embraced open-source and cross-platform deployment as it doubles down on this mobile-first, cloud-first world. Editor-in-Chief David Rubinstein sat down with Soma Somasegar, Microsoft corporate vice president, Developer Division, to get the full story.

  •   Scaling Agile for the Enterprise: Yesterday’s agile was about continuous integration and user stories. Today, it’s about business outcomes and value streams. This article examines how organizations can use agile across different teams to achieve a common business goal.

• OpenStack is Open for Business: Debate goes on about what makes up the OpenStack ‘core,’ but as the project matures, companies you wouldn’t at first blush think of as open-source are deploying OpenStack for private cloud management. Senior Editor Alex Handy delivers the goods.

Also, this issue’s “Buyers Guide” covers PDF tools. Now, you wouldn’t think much has changed about the standard created by Adobe all those years ago, but with documents being deployed to mobile devices, and the need to make them more interactive for users, the market for PDF component tools has never been hotter. This guide looks at the issues, and talks to tool providers about their offerings.

BUT WAIT…. THERE’S MORE!! Wearables TechCon, BZ Media’s conference for all manner of devices you attach to your body, will take place March 9-11, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center. A conference mini-catalog that describes the breakout sessions and what you can learn from attending rides along with this issue!

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