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5 Links for Developers and IT Pros 8/19/11

5aIt'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, When It Comes to Tablets, It's All iPad, please have a look now. It's worth noting that I wrote that post before hearing about HP's decision to bail from the tablet market.

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And without further delay, here are this week's links:

How to Avoid Blowing Your IT Job Interview: Stop Spewing Acronyms - Input Output

Yes, we get that IT people tend not to be the most social people on the planet, but that doesn't mean you can't let a little personality and inquisitiveness come through in the interview. In fact, in many cases it can win you the job.

Is It Time to Become an Android Developer? - Climbing the IT Ladder

Even before Google spent $12.5 billion earlier this week to buy Motorola Mobility, it was probably a good idea to consider adding Android skills to your programming arsenal. One thing's for sure, whatever happens with this deal, Android is sticking around for a while and it may be worth your while to figure out how it works.

Why QA Must Have Its Own Databases - Software Quality Connection

It seems silly that that this would even warrant an article. Of course QA requires its own test databases, but unfortunately too often that's not the case -- and it's time it changed.

[Dude|Sir], That's Not Programming | Dr Dobb's Journal

Academics may argue about what defines a successful programmer, but if you're a programmer you know the score. And it has little to do with degrees and certifications.

What Google Plus Needs to Do to Win Developers' Hearts - ReadWriteWeb

If Google + wants to beat Facebook and Twitter at the API game, it's going to have make life easier for programmers, and that means among things, a clear, well documented API and an easy path to making money.

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