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5 Links for Developers and IT Pros 1-27-12

5 1 27 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, Making Programming Fun and Games, in which we discussed the pros and cons of gamification in programming, please check it out now. It's been a popular post.

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And here we go with this week's links:

Less Process, More Discipline - Software Quality Connection

There is a popular misconception around Agile programming methodology that it's a little loosey goosey, but in fact, it requires more discipline to adhere to its stricter schedules, requirements lists and helping programming staff reject outrageous requests.

How to Hire a Security Genius - Input Output

Zappos was the latest company to suffer an embarrassing security breach recently, but everyone is vulnerable to hackers. How do you build a top-notch security staff for your organization? This article explains all.

HTML5 Makes Websites Quicker, Lighter and All-Around Better - HTML5 Report

Well, it won't wash the dishes, but it can help make browsers work more efficiently because it enables programmers to producer leaner code and work more closely with the browser.

2012: The Year of DevOps - CM Crossroads

By now, you've probably heard of DevOps, but this writer believes by the end of this year, it will be an IT buzz word as popular as cloud computing and big data. This post tries to explain DevOps and why it's important for developers and IT.

Suckville - xkcd

When you're calculating the most recent population numbers for Suckville, you have to use the latest figures or it's not accurate. Don't you get that?

Photo by Tomma Henckel Used under Creative Commons License.
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