5 Links for Developers and IT Pros 8-17-12
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, Survey Finds IT Confident it Recover from Cloud Data Loss
, have a look. While most surveys and my own observations have found that IT pros remain wary of the cloud and the ability to recover from a cloud data loss, a new survey suggests attitudes could be changing. Is this a trend or an aberration?
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And without further delay, here we go with this week's links:How Feline Behavior Mirrors Code Review Best Practices
Any time you can tie cats to anything on the Internet, you probably have a winner, and when you tie to them something as esoteric as code review, well how could I not include it in this week's round-up?Ten Things I Hate About Working at Facebook
| The World As Best As I Remember It
When you first read the list, you might be thinking, this one doesn't sound bad. Neither does this one. Then you realize the writer is writing with tongue embedded firmly in his cheek. It took me awhile to get it, I have to admit, but the author had me at the title.Why IT Is in Danger, and Why Companies Should Care
| Input Output
IT isn't in danger per se, but IT that attempts to maintain command and control probably is. This article looks at the changing face of IT with some nostaligia for the good old days when IT told everyone what to do and they did it but also with a clear-headed view that IT still has an important role to play, even as power shifts to the business units.What Can IT Reasonably Expect in Cloud Reliability?
| Tom's IT Pro
One thing is clear, you cannot expect that your cloud service will never go down. Unless you can guarantee your own data center will never go down, and I don't know anyone who can, then it's an unreasonable expectation. This article is good starting point for a discussion on what you can reasonably expect from a cloud service in terms of reliablity.NASA upgrades Mars Curiosity software ... from 350M miles away
You might have had to conduct a remote software upgrade before, but you've probably never faced the same challenges that NASA faces when upgrading Curiosity sitting on the surface of Mars some 350 million miles away. That's seriously remote. Needless to say they are testing twice and upgrading once (so to speak). As the article points out, this is really not something you want to get wrong.
Bonus Link: Judge Koh asks Apple's attorneys if they're 'smoking crack'
| The Verge
The Apple-Samsung patent trial took a comic turn this week, when Judge Lucy Koh reportedly told Apple attorneys that they must be smoking crack if they think they are going to call 22 rebuttal witnesses. To which Apple attorney, William Lee responded, ""First, your honor, I'm not smoking crack. I can promise you that." Photo by Tomma Henckel. Used under Creative Commons Share Alike/Attribution License.
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