The July 2015 digital issue of BZ Media’s SD Times is now available for your reading pleasure.
Our cover story this month looks at Docker and the “coolification” of containers. Based on the service-oriented architecture long ago pronounced dead, containers enable folks to run small pieces of functionality in the cloud, and to easily move it to other clouds by plugging them in. This does represent the future of development, and contributing editor Alexandra Weber Morales gives you all you need to know about this exploding technology.
• Open Source: Component development, or can of worms? The use of open-source software can speed development up by allowing developers to reuse bits of code they otherwise would have to write. Navigating the maze of licenses that abound in the open-source world can be tricky, though, as organizations look to use the code in the proper way. Online editor Christina Mulligan looks at the landscape.
• ALM: Changing roles in changing times. The term “application life-cycle management” once represented a suite of tools that could be used to create requirements, run tests on code, and enable builds. In today’s high-velocity development world, though, more is needed. Online editor Rob Marvin examines the issue in this month’s buyers guide.
• Inside the redesigned Ansible 2.0: The open-source IT configuration and automation platform was updated at the end of June, and SD Times talks to Ansible’s CTO and director of core engineering to bring you up to speed on the new features and updates focusing on modularity and better object-oriented programming.
BONUS: Come fly with BZ Media at InterDrone, the largest conference and exhibition of unmanned aerial vehicles, in Las Vegas, Sept. 9-10-11. A conference guide accompanies this month’s issue.