Got those mid-winter blues? Well, the February 2017 digital issue of BZ Media’s SD Times is ready to lift your spirits with an array of articles, now available for download. This month’s cover story declares we’re in a mobile-first world. Online and social editor Madison Moore examines what that means for developers as they have to adjust their view of the software development life cycle to meet current demands. It’s an important, informative piece.
• Connectivity for the Internet of Things: The IoT requires devices, databases and middleware to be able to communicate with each other. There are benefits of integrating it in our daily lives, but Online and Social editor Christina Cardoza notes there are also fears. All one needs to look at was a recent event in Austria where hackers disabled the locks on every door in a hotel, preventing guests from entering their rooms until a ransom was paid. That happened after this article was written, but only reinforces the points we’ve written about.
• Job One for Every Developer: Cybersecurity! Along the same line, it’s up to developers to make sure the applications they write are as secure as they can possibly be. Senior Editor Alex Handy looks at the issue. “Building so bleak a picture (of security) is not bellicose or melodramatic; it is in fact a difficult situation to overstate,” he writes.
• Buyers Guide—ALM and Agile: Has the term “ALM” reached end of life? Is it part of DevOps now, or vice versa? And how does agile fit? We look at the tools that can make your development practice more efficient. Be sure to avoid testing pitfalls along the way.
There’s even more, but you’ll have to download the issue and see for yourself!