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5 Links for Developers and IT Pros 4-27-12

5 Cape Cod Savings Chatham, MAIt'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, Flash May Not Be Dead, But It's Not Feeling Well, please check it out now. When Adobe abandoned Mobile Flash last Fall, it was a shot across the bow for Web developers. A recent Wall Street Journal article indicated Adobe was ready to focus on marketing departments and seem to be moving on from Flash. It may be time for your company web site to do the same.

You may also want to have look at The RIM Rise and Fall infographic we published earlier this week, which traces the rise of RIM to its recent troubles, all of which can be traced directly to the introduction of the iPhone in 2007.

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

Google Drive SDK announced, but APIs are only for Web apps right now | Ars Technica.

Google announced the release of the long-awaited Google Drive this week and along with it some APIs that could make the service even more interesting than it appears to be at first glance. The APIs are limited at least for now, but it's a start and it should be interesting to see how people build services on the top of Google Drive.

NY datacenter leads with the Green | ZDNet.

One Albany company shows how to be green including using solar panels to generate a vast majority of the required electricity to run the data center. Read the article to see what other techniques the company is using to be green.

Effectiveness of Teams - .NET Code Geeks

This article looks at the importance of teams in the Agile development process. Overall, when you have multiple programmers attacking a problem, of course, you are more likely to solve issues than leaving it to one person.

2 more cloud myths busted: Lock-in and locked up | InfoWorld

This article attempts to attack two persistent myths about cloud computing use. First of all, that it locks you in -- the author argues that just about any choice is locks you in on a certain level -- and that you can't be compliant in the cloud. He argues that the compliance card is being way overplayed.

End of Life Quick Sand | Genuitec Blog

What happens when your big enterprise software system reaches the End of Life? It can make your life complicated in a hurry. You've put time and effort into customizing this huge and important system. What happens now?

And this week's bonus post:

Yahoo's genius content strategy | The Oatmeal

This Oatmeal cartoon nails why Yahoo! is failing.

Photo by Tomma Henckel. Used under Creative Commons Share Alike/Attribution License.
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