The October 2016 digital issue of BZ Media’s SD Times is now available for download. This month’s cover story, “Pay-for-Use Software,” looks at the new ways in which organizations want to consume software, and how these new development models (microservices, containers, platform-as-a-service) impact licensing. It’s a deep look at a changing segment of our industry.
We know you’ll enjoy this month’s other news articles, features and analysis.
• AI: The Term That is Misused and Misunderstood: Artificial Intelligence is growing up, but some fear it’s growing away from its original definition and intent. Some fear AI, thinking that machines will become overlords to us humans. Others recognize that it’s a way to get machines to help people make better decisions. Online editor Christina Cardoza looks at the current state of AI in this report.
• Visual Studio: A Future Beyond Windows: Microsoft’s IDE remains the most popular developer tool in the world. Yet folks want to run the .NET Core in Linux and write apps that can run on Android and iOS, or even leverage the HoloLens and the Internet of Things. Contributing editor Alexandra Weber Morales offers up 12 ways to improve your Visual Studio experience and be ready for this changing world.
• Buyers Guide: The Shifting Sands of ALM: There’s no denying the impact of DevOps and agile development on what we know the application life cycle to be. As IoT, DevOps and agile (and even security and performance) change how applications must be created, so too must the tools that help developers build and manage their solutions. Our editor Madison Moore looks at the way businesses are rethinking what ALM means to them.
• Plus, we have a bonus!! Companies to Watch 2017: The IT landscape is a changing one, and once again the editors of SD Times shine the spotlight on up-and-coming companies that are taking the industry in new directions and innovating with new spins on old ideas.
There’s even more, but you’ll have to download the issue and see for yourself!