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

  
  
  
5ronIt'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, Earth to Google: You Might Not Want to Alienate Developers, please have a look now. Google upset the App Engine developer community last week when it instituted a steep price hike. It may want to rethink that decision.

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And here we go with this week's links:

Google to Android Developers: 'Do Not Develop in the Open' - ReadWriteWeb

Google continued to make friends and influence people this week when a 2009 strategy document surfaced in the Oracle lawsuit in which Google allegedly stated "Android should be developed on a course that appears to be open source, but actually is not." It wasn't surprising the two sides were meeting to work out a settlement.

Programmers Need to Learn Statistics or I will Kill Them All - Zed A. Shaw

Programmer Zed Shaw is a bit, shall we say, peeved that his fellow programmers are light in the statistics department and he's here to tell you in no uncertain that it's important to learn, dammit.

Why companies are flocking to HTML5 - Fortune Tech

Some significant players are developing HTML5 applications and you should probably be paying attention as HTML5 apps can work across platforms.

How to Stop Runaway Licensing Costs -- CIO Update

Software licensing cost overruns can kill an IT budget and it's a difficult area to keep in check. This article provides you with some practical tips and tricks for bringing those costs under control.

Making Wi-Fi Security Work: WPA2 Rules, WEP Drools - Input Output

Veteran technology journalist Tom Henderson explains the ins and outs of WiFi security and, well, why WPA2 rules and WEP drools. That should cover it, but if you want details click through to the article.

Photo by Ron Miller Used under Creative Commons License.
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