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Download the December issue of SD Times!


The December 2015 digital issue of BZ Media’s SD Times is now available for your reading pleasure. Our cover story this month looks at Platform-as-a-Service and how containers and microservices are giving the concept a new lease on life.

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

• Uber—Embracing the Chaos: Senior editor Alex Handy looks at the online livery company to see how its journey into microservices began, and how the company went from just two services to more than 700 in fairly short order. Not to mention how it manages it all. It’s an interesting case study.

• Testing in Production: It’s a risk vs. reward deal when discussing testing in production. What you gain is faster software delivery. What you could lose are customers, who don’t want to be the guinea pigs for a new rollout. SD Times’ newest editor, Madison Moore, examines both sides.

• Managing Your Technical Debt: The term is defined in this article by a VC firm’s CTO as the difference between what was promised and what was delivered. Managing that debt is about refactoring your code and cutting down the accumulation. A must-read for developers and their managers.

• Buyers Guide—PDF: Colors. Objects. Fonts. Digital signatures. Encryption. All of these elements make building PDF documents inside applications a bigger problem than ever. This report looks at the state of the standard, and the software providers who offer up solutions.

From our family here at BZ Media to yours, we wish you a Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, Happy Kwanzaa, and a joyous holiday season and new year!

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