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

5 4 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, Financial Times says buh-bye to iOS. Should you?, please check it out now. The Financial Times of London recently took the unusual step of shutting down its iOS app in favor of a HTML5-only approach. It works for them, but would it work for your company too?

You may also want to have look at The Apple Profit Machine infographic we published earlier this week, which lays out Apple's monstrous profits for all to see -- and it's impressive.

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

Should the CIO Know How to Code? | Javalobby.

Some CIOs do know how to code, but given everything a CIO needs to do today, is it really the best use of his or her time? This writer thinks it is. Do you agree?

4 Things I’ve Learned From Flying That Help in IT | Input Output.

What do flying an airplane and IT have in common? Well, apparently a lot. This article looks at the common ground between these seemingly incongruent activities.

RIM Explains BB10 Launch Expectations in Exclusive Interview | FierceMobileIT.

Remember the Monty Python Movie, The Meaning of Life where the doctor comes to take the guy's liver before he's dead and he pleads, "But I'm not dead yet." In this interview a RIM executive comes out fighting (and it's good to see) and claims there's more to RIM than its fading American market.

Innovation is Alive and Well in IT, At Least in the Midwest   | Toms IT Pro.

Veteran technology journalist David Strom took a trip to the Gateway to Innovation conference and he shares some of the broad themes being discussed there including the role of IT in innovation, the current state of outsourcing and understanding agile methodology.

Mobile Fusion: Power Play or Meltdown? | CIO Update.

It was a big week for RIM with its annual user conference in Orlando, Florida and one of the big stories to come out of the conference was the update to RIM's MDM product. The good news: it's going to support more competing products. The bad news is that it could hurt Blackberry handset sales as consumer-driven trends bring other more popular competing handsets into the enterprise.

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