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5 Links for Developers and IT Pros 12/9/11

5 12 9 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, Adobe is Being Disingenuous with Flex Developers , please have a look now. While Adobe might be saying it's doing right by developers in open-sourcing Flex, it's really just spinning the fact it will no longer support it.

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And here we go with this week's links:

In God we Trust, but It's Nice To Do a Physical Walk-through on Security Vendors - HP Input-Output

While it's all well and good to put your trust in a higher power, you might want to actually visit your security vendor and make sure they walk the walk, and don't just talk the talk. You'll sleep better. Trust me (or don't).

We all now work for software companies: The lines just keep blurring  - ZDNet

In this fascinating post, the author makes the case that companies once traditionally thought to do something else are becoming software companies. He mentions example like Ford Motor Company (and all car manufacturers for that matter), and he's right. How many companies are making mobile apps today that wouldn't have been involved in such matters even two or three years ago?

Five Big Trends in Enterprise Software Development -

You might see one or two in this list you didn't expect, and it's good to check the trends and see where you are in relation to them in your development shop, or if you even think they're relevant for where you are.

Components In The Sky – Bye Bye PCs - Tom's IT Pro

We've been hearing a lot lately that we could be witnessing the slow death of stand-alone PCs. Yet is it really a slam dunk that in the future most enterprise PCs will be thin PCs running cloud applications? Tom's IT Pro explores.

What is devops, anyway? - FierceCIO

Boy, it's a term that shows up with increasing frequency doesn't it? And as such, if you're not familiar with it, you might be curious as to what devops actually is. This article attempts to give you some knowledge about it.

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