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5 Links for Developers and IT Pros 12-13-13


5 at a mall in Montrealby Ron Miller
Ness Blogger

It'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 most recent post, Companies still struggle with apps vs. browser question, please check it out. New data from Adobe suggests that apps users are far more engaged than mobile web users, but the data itself might not be the end of it because you still need to develop your mobile strategy in the context of your particular business goals --and so the question remains unanswered because there is no right answer.

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

Why Johnny Can’t Write Multithreaded Programs | Smart Bear Blog

Many programmers lose the thread when writing multi-threaded programs and this writer believes it's because they forget to apply basic programming principles.

Never, ever do this to Hadoop | InfoWorld

What is "this" in this case? It's putting Hadoop on a Storage Area Network. The writer argues that for performance reasons you should never do this, but instead buy servers with local disks or you will regret it. 

How to Recruit a Good Developer When You Don't Code | Mashable

It's always a challenge when you lack a set of skills like programming to know what you're looking for when you hire a programmer, but many startups are faced with this dilemma. You could have a great idea, but lack the programming chops to deliver it, and for that you'll need a programmer or two to help you get going.

Why CIOs stick with cloud computing despite NSA snooping scandal | PCWorld

Conventional wisdom says, CIOs were afraid of cloud for security reasons before the NSA revelations broke. This should only add fuel to the fire, right? Actually at least some CIOs say the advantages of the cloud outweigh the risks and they're going to continue to use cloud services in spite of surveillance.

Obama says he's not allowed iPhone for 'security reasons' | Reuters

BlackBerry may be in trouble, but the president is still using his and he says that his IT department won't let him switch to an iPhone because of security concerns. Looks like he'll stick with the BlackBerry for the time being until his staff figures out how to secure other phones.

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