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5 Links for Developers and IT Pros 6-15-12


5 6 15 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, Technology Could Change Airport Experience Dramatically, have a look.

Airports are looking for ways to engage travelers, who are after all a truly captive audience. Moving forward, they will use technology to try and guide the traveler to make the experience more meaningful (or at least that's the idea).

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

How Africa is embracing “the cloud” on its own terms | Ars Technica

Africa is fertile ground for the mobile-cloud industry, whether it's mobile applications or data centers to deliver the traffic, but it's not always easy to navigate the tricky social, economic and technical challenges of doing business there.

Why Hadoop is the A-list of Big Data | Tom's IT Pro

Big Data is the biggest buzz word of the moment, but it's about trying to process massive amounts of data, a problem many organizations are facing. And many are finding that open source Hadoop can help them process to the scale that big data repositories require.

“10 Ten Reasons why You’re Programming Wrong” And Boring/Annoying Your Audience | The Exception Catcher Blog

Unfortunately, this writer doesn't give you reasons, but he's making fun of posts that try to tell you ways of programming right. Maybe he's onto something.

451: Web censorship status code | ZDNet

We've all seen 404 messages, but increasingly there are calls to have a new code that shows up for sites that have been shut down for censorship reasons.

Agile Testing Challenges - Webinar Q&A with Lisa Crispin |SmartBear

Agile Testing Coach Lisa Crispin answers three questions about challenges Agile teams face when it comes to testing including how to increase the visibility of the testing process and how to differentiate between developers and testers in Agile.

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