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5 Links for Developer and IT Pros 3-30-12


5 3 30 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, Your Cell Phone May Be Less Secure Than You Think, please check it out. If there is software out there that can break a cell phone's security code in less than 2 minutes, what are the implications for IT? And how are you supposed to secure enterprise content sitting on the phone? Unfortunately, there are no easy answers.

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

How to Avoid the Common Pitfalls of Mobile App Development | Mashable.

There are so many questions when it comes to mobile development. Which platform? Web site or app? This comprehensive piece looks at mobile design from a number of angles and is chock full of advice from experienced developers. 

Malware is Changing. Fortunately, So Are Security Vendors’ Approaches | HP Input/Output.

We all know that there are security pitfalls aplenty on the web today and as fast as security firms come up with answers, the bad guys come up with new approaches, but security vendors seem to be adjusting their strategy to try and stay a step ahead (or at least keep up with) the latest viruses and malware.

4 Reasons Developers Resist Code Review (and Why They Shouldn’t)  | Software Quality Connection.

In this piece, as the title so aptly puts it you get 4 reasons why code review is a good idea. I don't care whether you're a writer, a coder or a candlestick maker, it's always a good idea to have an independent person review your work before it goes out the door.

IT-as-a-Service and the Facebook Effect | Cloud Zone.

This writer argues that Facebook has locked us into their service over time because they have added features users want and improved the underlying infrastructure. As IT begins to develop a service orientation, you too will see a similar effect with your users.

Cloud Infrastructures Help Make and Save Money | Tom's IT Pro.

The hype says that the cloud can save you money, but make you money? In a private cloud it is possible to make IT a cost center where you charge back for services, instead of a cost sink where services are just doled out to business units. This article provides some real-world scenarios about how this could work comparing traditional IT and cloud-based approaches. Interesting stuff.

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