The January 2017 digital issue of BZ Media’s SD Times is now available for download. This month’s issue declares 2017 “The Year of Artificial Intelligence,” as the technology moves from a curiosity into enterprise software testing and other automated processes. In this issue, we also present the visions of many of our industry’s thought leaders for what we might expect in this coming year.
And with that, we wish all our readers peace and a happy and prosperous 2017!
• Digital Transformation—The Path to the Future: Automaker Volkswagen is one example of a manufacturer that needs to become a software company to keep pace with the competition… in this case, Tesla, the car company that collects literally mountains of data to analyze its fleet’s performance and shortcomings. Senior editor Alex Handy looks at how companies are remaking themselves for the digital future.
• On Your Mark… Get Set… TEST! The Software Testing World Cup brings teams of testers from around the world together for a competition that measures them on their use of tools, processes, team dynamics and more. Nick Bitzer, a DevOps engineer at ReadyTalk, writes about his experience participating in the event. An interesting look into the minds of testers!
• Buyers Guide—Automated Testing Tools: Development teams need to move fast today, but they also must be sure to avoid testing pitfalls along the way. Social media and online editor Madison Moore looks at the products in this space, and describes how each of them approaches this “speed up, but slow down” world of creating applications.
There’s even more, but you’ll have to download the issue and see for yourself!