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

5 11 11 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, How Will Adobe Flash Decision Affect Flex Developers?, please have a look now. It's not exactly news that Adobe abandoned Flash on mobile devices this week. This post looks at the ripple effect this could have on Flex developers.

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And here we go with this week's links:

The Baseball Fan's Dream IT Job: CIO of the Arizona Diamondbacks- Input Output

If you're like me, a job that combines technology and baseball is about as good as it gets. This article looks the CIO of the Arizona Diamonbacks major league baseball team. Imagine having to supply WiFi for 48,000 of your customers every night. That's what this guy faces, but I don't think anyone is feeling sorry for him.

Opportunity Highs Meet Security Lows in E&Y Survey - Internet Evolution

If you were under the impression that security was lax at most major corporations, you were right. A new survey from Ernst and Young finds it might even be worse than you thought.

Flash is dead. Long live HTML5 - ZDNet

We all know by now that Adobe ended mobile Flash development this week, but does that mean desktop Flash will soon follow its mobile sibling to the scrap heap? Veteran technology writer Steven J. Vaughan certainly thinks it does.

Demand for IT pros remains strong - FierceCIO

Good news: The IT job market remains robust. This report says there were almost 90,000 open positions in IT at the first of the month and the IT unemployment rate was 4.2 percent. To put that in perspective, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the national unemployment rate was 9.0 percent in October.

Google Launches OAuth 2.0 Playground - API Evangelist

If you're looking to understand how Google APIs interact with OAuth 2.0, Google has tried to simplify the process by launching what they are calling an OAuth 2.0 Playground where you can play with the OAuth 2.0 protocol and walk through the application building process step by step.

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