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5 Links for Developers and IT Pros 9/2/11

  
  
  
5It'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 from earlier this week, Kundra Says Head to the Cloud for Cost Savings, please have a look now. Former US CIO Vivek Kundra believes governments will embrace the cloud as way to save money, and if it works for the government, it should work for you too.

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And here we go with this week's links:

Let's not forget what makes a good tester a good tester - Agile Zone

It's not easy to find good Agile testers. That's why you have to always keep the key skills in mind when you're hiring.

Smartphone patent lawsuits' impact will trickle down to developers - FierceWireless

You might think all those patent lawsuits going on among the tech giants aren't your concern, but sooner or later it could be your problem. Be sure to check out the very nice infographic explaining the different patent infringement cases. Can't tell the players without a score card.

Five things Android needs to address on the enterprise side - O'Reilly Radar

If Android wants to succeed in the enterprise, Google needs to beef up its enterprise cred. I'll give you hint: It has something to do with security.

How to Improve Communication Between QA and Development - Software Quality Connection

QA is supposed have development's back, right? If that's the case, why does communication always seem to be so bad between the two. This article provides some practical advice on how to get these two crucial parts of your team on the same page.

Another Look at IT Staffing - Part IV - Unchartered Waters - TechTarget

The long-term trends may not look great for full time IT staffers, but there are ways you can ensure your long-term viablity. This article gives some concrete tips on how to do that.

Bonus: A Look at Steve Jobs' Calendar Now That He's No Longer CEO (humor) - Cult of Mac

Now that Steve Jobs has stepped down from his day-to-day involvement with Apple, this piece takes a humorous look at what his calendar might look like moving forward -- and it looks like he might be a bit of a helicopter Chairman.

Photo by Tomma Henckel Used under Creative Commons License.
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