SD Times

Download the February issue of SD Times!

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The February 2016 digital issue of BZ Media’s SD Times is now available for your reading pleasure, to read by the fire as you hunker down through the depths of winter. Our cover story this month looks at the Apache Spark project and how it has gained massive popularity in the data world. Has it replaced Hadoop? Senior editor Alex Handy reports “not yet,” but it’s certainly something to keep an eye on.

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

  • Women in Technology—IBM’s Lauri Saft: We introduce the first in an occasional series of profiles of women who are making their mark in the software development world. This issue looks at the vice president of the Watson partner ecosystem at IBM, who cut her teeth in a traditional man’s world at the U.S. Air Force Academy.

  • Factoring in Refactoring: It’s one thing to write code; it’s quite another to modify, update and keep your code clean. Online editor Christina Mulligan offers up a guide to doing code refactoring, covering when to do it and what the benefits are. An important read!

  • Mobile Testing in an IoT World: Sounds easy, right? Consider, though, that apps need to be tested for functionality, usability and performance, and be tested on different devices with different operating systems, physical characteristics and network environments. Social media editor Madison Moore tells why it is important for testers to know the tools and methodologies to do this testing most effectively.

  • Buyers Guide—Continuous Delivery: This term describes the pipeline for delivering code faster and with higher quality. This month’s buyers guide offers up a listing of third-party software tools that help you achieve that end.
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