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5 Links for Developers and IT Pros 8/12/11

  
  
  
5 London ShopIt'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 post, Engineering Effectiveness: Analyzing Your Content, please have a look now. It's full of good information for developers on how to improve your code base.

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And here we go with this week's links:

3 Things Software Developers Can Learn From Prince Fielder and the Home Run Derby - Software Quality Connection

You might not think that baseball and programming have much in common, but this entertaining post makes the connection -- including the dangers of hiring your friends and more.

Can Cloud Really Replace Offshore Outsourcing? - CIO Update

Could the cloud replace off-shoring as we've come to know it? Probably not in the short-term, but over time it's entirely possible.

Help for the Help Desk - Input Output

Is your help desk in need of some, well, help? If so, try reading this article which is chock full of advice on how to get your dysfunctional help desk back on track.

Developing Android apps: it's really not so bad! - Ben's Macroblog

If you've been thinking about taking the plunge into developing Android apps, but you've been turned off by the bad press, this writer is here to let you know he tried it, and you know what -- it's not that bad at all.

The War Between Developers, Designers and Project Managers — Global Nerdy

This fun picture graph takes you through the various world viewers of these three parties. I think you might find some of them uncomfortably familar.

Photo by Ron Miller Used under Creative Commons License.
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