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5 Links for Developers and IT Pros 1-6-12

5 1 6 12It'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, Group to Launch Mobile Developer Alliance, please check it out. It looks at a new group that is forming this month at the Consumer Electronics show geared toward mobile developers and their needs.

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And here we go with this week's links:

Why Ice Cream Sandwich won't be able to save Android tablets - ZDNet

One writer tries some pre-release versions of the upcoming release of Android on his Motorola Xoom and concludes that while it's a huge improvement over the previous version, it's still lacking in many ways and won't be the version that propels Android tablets into the big time (except perhaps the Kindle Fire).

Could coding be the next mass profession? - Also Blog

Coding could be the next big jobs source -- if schools start providing the early training that's needed. The fact is there are jobs and a huge demand for programmers out there. As the author points out, it's a lot better than low-end jobs with lousy pay and no career path.

Analytics' Real Issues for 2012 - Internet Evolution

While many believe analytics is the next big thing, especially in light of the rise of Big Data, the social web and a desire to understand customers and competitors better, this author thinks ultimately the enterprise will proceed as it always has: slowly and cautiously.

The Top 5 Reasons Your App Isn't Selling - Sourcebits Blog
You put all that time and effort into developing a mobile app and it's not going anywhere. The question is why? It could be as simple as bad marketing or it could by your app just sucks.

IT pros lament: Low pay, no perks - Networkworld

Why is the turnover so high among young IT and developer pros? Well, the answer is fairly obvious, they are moving to companies that offer better pay and benefits (duh!). The lesson here is if you want to keep your people, the days of getting them cheap and working them to the bone could be over. Time to pay up.

Photo by Ron Miller. Used under Creative Commons License.
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