5 Links for Developers and IT Pros 8-3-12
It'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, HTML5 Fork Could Raise Developer Concerns
, please check it out. When word emerged last week of a split between the two standards bodies charged with defining the HTML5 standard, it would be natural for developers to be concerned, but the impact of the split depends whom you ask..
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And without further delay, here we go with this week's links:How HTML5 Video Works
| Input Output
You may be ready to move on from Flash, but are you ready for what's coming next? This article covers HTML5 video in great detail giving you the knowledge you need to understand it better.15 Code Editors For the iPad – For Free or Very Cheap
| Smartbear Blog
With the iPad making inroads into the enterprise, it only makes sense that coders will start using its intelligent touch interface too. This article gives you an overview of 15 code editors, and you can't beat the price (after you invest in the iPad, of course). But it's further justification for buying one: you're using it for work.VIDEO: Cloud Services: No Buzz, No Bull
| Tom's IT Pro
This brief video gives you a short and sweet overview of cloud basics including the different types of cloud services and some vendor examples. It's not a lot of details, but it's a good starting point if you need a Cloud Computing 101-level understanding.A Simple PaaS Comparison Guide (With the Java Dev in Mind)
| Cloud Zone
Once you have a grip on the types of cloud services, if you want to focus on Platform as a Service (PaaS), this article gives you an overview of the types of services you are likely to find from a PaaS provider, then evaluates several of the major ones based on a common set of criteria. If you're confused about vendor selection, it's a good place to start.The 9 most endangered species in the IT workforce
While this article uses humor to make its point, the fact is that a lot of these IT jobs could be going away. It's all part of the evolution of any business. You probably don't see many COBOL programmers around your company anymore either. Nonetheless, you may want to have a look to see if you're on the list just to cover your bases.Photo by Ron Miller Used under Creative Commons Share Alike/Attribution License.
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