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5 Links for Developers and IT Pros 8-24-12

5 8 24 1It's Friday and that means it's time for our weekly feature where we search the Web looking for 5 interesting, funny and poignant links for developers and IT Pros.

If you missed our other post this week, Consolidating Data Centers Infographic, please check it out. IT is under pressure to reel in data center growth, but how best to go about it? This infographic explores IT attitudes about the best ways to keep data centers from getting out of control.

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And without further delay, here we go with this week's links:

True confessions of a former iPhone developer | ZDNet.

At least one developer is fed up with iOS. After 4 years of dealing with all the rigmarole from Apple, developing loads of apps and not making all that much money, he explains why he decided not to renew his developer's agreement -- and it's very interesting reading.

Manage Creativity in Your Company by Dedicating Time |

When 37signals wanted to jump-start its employee's innovation, it did something suprsing. It gave almost everyone in the company, the entire month of June to play with new ideas and propose fresh ways of doing things. And what happened when they let their employees lose? Read and find out.

Interpreting some of Twitter’s API changes |

The developer community reacted swiftly last week when Twitter announced sweeping changes to the rules around using its API. Marco Arment, who developed Instapaper wasn't happy either and he outlined exactly why in this post.

Letting go: The hardest part of some IT careers | Real User Monitoring.

One of the constants in IT is that things change. It's why you don't see many Cobol programmers or Wang experts anymore. They're gone because they're no longer needed. IT evolves and a smart IT pro prepares for that change and is open to new opportunities as they come along.

How Genetech Delivers 100 of Its Own Mobile Apps | Input Output.

This is one company's story of how it made a huge commitment to a mobile workforce. This company has more than 100 original mobile apps with names like Kudos and Peeps. Workers are using 13,000 iPads. What's even more interesting is that Blackberries outnumber iPhones 18,000 to 10,000. That means they have to develop cross-platform. It's an great story with some practical advice on how to develop apps in-house.

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