SD Times

Download the February issue of SD Times!



The February 2015 digital issue of BZ Media’s SD Times is available for your reading pleasure! The issue takes a look at the impact of mobile devices on enterprises, and what developers need to do to help their application users achieve mobility nirvana.

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

  •  NASA’s 10 rules for safety-critical code: If there’s one organization that understands the cost of defective software, it’s NASA. Losing contact with a Mars rover can mean millions of dollars and a decade or more of lost time in acquiring knowledge. So the Jet Propulsion Lab for Reliable Software published a set of code guidelines, and we examine them and offer an application of those guidelines to writing in JavaScript. 
  • Keeping the wheels turning for Continuous Delivery: Continuous Delivery is the term being applied to the process of releasing updates and fixes into production at a very rapid pace. There are some caveats, however, and this article takes a look at how to Continuous Delivery well, and what to avoid.
  • Mainframes in the modern world: Many companies still have huge honkin’ Big Iron mainframes tucked away in the dark recesses of their data centers. And many of those companies are finding ways to breathe new life into those old machines in a world of clouds and commodity hardware.

 Also, this issue’s “Buyers Guide” covers tools for augmenting Microsoft’s Visual Studio development environment.

PLUS, this month’s issue carries a mini-catalog for BZ Media’s Big Data TechCon, to be held April 26-28 in Boston. If you’re looking to expand your knowledge around Hadoop, data management and analytics, Apache Spark and more, choose from more than 55 classes and tutorials. Registration is open!

Download the Issue!