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5 Links for Developer and IT Pros 3-9-12

  
  
  
3 9 12 5It'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.

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And without further delay, here we go with this week's links:

Identity as a Service  | Input Output

It's clear that the current system of protecting our computers with passwords is not working. Some companies are beginning to offer the concept of Identity as a Service, which would let IT outsource identity management and provide end users with a single sign on solution without having to remember multiple passwords across sites and services, but can such a system work any better than the current one?

Readying for the inevitable - A cloud services provider breach - Cloud Commons

How carefully have you read your cloud computing agreement? Chances are you just signed on accepted it, but you need to know how your cloud service provider is protecting your data, and what they will do if that (inevitable) breach occurs. While it's not always easy to understand your service level agreement, you should make sure you are clear on your rights and your vendor's responsibilities.

15 Tenets For The Software Engineer - Java Code Geeks

An experienced programmer attempts to list the key traits necessary to be a successful software engineer. Have a look and see if you think he's right or not, and if he left anything out you consider important.

Test Driven Development without Tears | Agile Zone

Testing is essential to the software development process, but it's not always given the respect it deserves. In this article a long-time tester relays the lessons he's learned over the years and explains what works and perhaps more importantly, what doesn't.

What Every Programmer Should Know About SEO| kate{mats}

Most programmer's probably don't give a hoot about search engine optimization. For the most part, they probably see SEO as the responsibility of marketing or the web development team, but one programmer who worked for an SEO company attempts to explain SEO and why it's important for programers to understand  how it works.

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