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5 Links for Developers and IT Pros 10/28/11

5 10 28 11It'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, IBM Hops on Big Data Analysis Band Wagon, please check it now. On the heels of HP's and Oracle's big search purchases -- both related to helping customers understand growing amounts of data in the enterprise -- IBM announced a big data analysis tool of its own.

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And here we go with this week's links:

Amazingly true (and dumb) password practices - FierceCIO

With security becoming a nightmare for many IT departments, and groups like Anonymous able to get inside the most secure data centers, seemingly at will, it might not come as a surprise that one of the ways in is ridiculously simple password practices.

WebGL and the future of the web  -

WebGL, the web-based graphics standard could give rise to some sophisticated applications on the Web, making it possible to run complex 3D web applications. And as this standard proliferates you should see more applications based on it.

Debating failure and the cloud - ZDNet

ZDNet's Michael Krigsman, who writes regularly about IT failures, debates's John Taschek on the merits of the cloud. And while Krigsman recognizes the merits of the cloud, he also understands that the same pressure points that cause in-house projects to fail, can cause them to fail in the cloud too.

Why Your Daily Standup Sucks (and how to fix it) - The Carbon Emitter

If your daily agile project standup is boring or uninformative, you might want to have a look at this post, which gives some tips and tricks on how to have a more effective daily project briefing.

Oh No! Not ANOTHER Programming Language to Learn! - Software Quality Connection

If you're a programmer, you've been there before and this cartoon should tickle your funny bone as the author makes fun of the "flavor of the week" mentality.

Photo by Tomma Henckel Used under Creative Commons License.
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