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5 Links for Developers and IT Pros 5-25-12

5 5 25 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, Taking Control of BYOD Devices Without Destroying Personal Content, please check it out. The problem with bringing your own device to work is when you lose it and IT decides to remotely wipe your phone -- including your personal content. This week, I learned about two ways IT could control enterprise content while leaving your personal contact untouched.

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

HTML5 Security Isn’t | Input Output

This is a deep dive into what you need to think about from a security perspective when you are creating HTML 5 applications. Don't assume you're secure. Get some knowledge and be sure.

Don't Store All Your Eggs in One Basket: An Idiom for the Cloud | Cloud Zone

Remember the old chestnut about never putting all your eggs in one basket? The implication of course being if you drop that one basket, you've lost all your eggs. This author argues, that even though Amazon is really cheap, and easy to provision, you would be wise to have redundant storage on other sites in case something goes wrong. It's always been sound advice and it remains so.

Build your own open-source cloud with ownCloud 4 | ZDNet

The head is a bit deceiving in that you can't apparently build just any cloud app. This open source approach though is worth exploring if you want to host your own file syncing and storage service. Just this week, EMC bought such a service called Syncplicity, but if you are concerned about security, regardless of the vendor, roll your own sync and share service and run it on your own servers. That way, you have nobody to blame but yourself if something goes wrong.

Fashionistas (and bureaucrats and journalists): Please learn to code | Dan Nguyen's blog

Last week, we linked to a story suggesting that the everyone-should-learn-to-code movement isn't such a good idea. This writer thinks that was a wrong-headed column and his answer, is that of course everyone should learn to code -- the more, the merrier.

Surveys Show Enterprises Both Embrace and Fear BYOD | Cloud Commons

Apparently when it comes to BYOD, IT pros love it and hate it -- at the same time. On one hand, if employees are bringing their own devices, that's one less thing for IT to worry about, yet they are still responsible for security and governance (oh and linking it to back-end systems), so there's a control problem here. Lot to like. Lot to worry about. Could be a wash.

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