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5 Links for Developers and IT Pros 6/17/11

describe the imageIt'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, please check it out. In the post Industry Group Hopes Economic Clout Can Force Cloud Standards we look at a new group that has formed to try to help IT departments come up a with a common baseline for dealing with cloud vendor RFPs and RFIs.
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And here we go with this week's links:
Why Microsoft has made developers horrified about coding for Windows 8 - Ars Technica
When Microsoft announced that Windows 8 programming would be based on HTML 5 and Javascript, Windows programmers who had invested years in learning Microsoft programming tools reacted with horror.
7 Agile Sins - Scrumphony Blog
So your company is trying to go Agile. You can make life a lot easier for yourselves if if you avoid these 7 Agile programming sins.

IT Policies and Mobility at Odds - Input Output

From an end user perspective mobility is the best thing since sliced bread. You're no longer tied to your office computer and your data goes wherever you do, but for IT it's a security and governance nightmare.

On Becoming a Renaissance Programmer - Climbing the IT Ladder

Did you ever consider you could become a better programmer by programming less? As contradictory as that might sound, one consultant believes programmers need to get out more and interact in the real world to be better at their craft.

I'm Retiring from PHP - Leftnode

One young programmer explains why he's giving up on PHP for his side projects and moving onto a new language before he burns out at the tender age of 26.

Photo by Ron Miller.
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