The November digital issue of BZ Media’s SD Times is ready for your reading pleasure. This issue’s cover story, “Deep Links: The Foundation for a New Mobile Web,” examines how mobile device users expect to click on a link in one app and go directly to a place in another app. They don’t care how that happens. But developers do. Deep linking is magic the powers the Web, and how developers can create a similar, app-to-app experience for mobile device users.
• Plugging into Hadoop: The little elephant has grown, from a data-processing platform into what some pundits are calling a data OS. Contributing editor Alexandra Weber Morales takes a look at Hadoop and the ecosystem of plug-ins that round it out into a powerhouse for data.
• Top 10 Strategic Trends for 2015: It’s that time of year again, as Gartner releases its top 10 technology trends for the coming year. You’d expect “The Internet of Things” and “smart machines” to make the list. But others might surprise you. Christina Mulligan reports.
• Developing FROM the Cloud: Microsoft says Visual Studio Online is “based on the capabilities of Team Foundation Server, with additional cloud services.” It’s those services that turn an IDE into an ALM suite, as Microsoft Regional Director Patrick Hynds informs us in an article that is a must for all Microsoft technology developers.
Also, this issue’s “Buyers Guide” covers tools for enterprise Scrum. As more organizations move to Agile development practices, Scrum plays an important part. But what if your developers are located across the country or around the world? How do you do a standup meeting? How can they see your cards? This guide talks to tool providers about their offerings.
PLUS… AnDevCon, BZ Media’s conference for Android developers, returns to the San Francisco Bay Area on Nov. 18-21. With keynotes from Chet Haase and Reto Meier from Google, AnDevCon is the premier event for developers looking to learn more about writing applications for the Android platform. A conference mini-catalog that describes the breakout sessions and what you can learn from attending rides along with this issue!