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5 Links for Developers and IT Pros 9-7-12


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.

5 9 7 12If you missed our other post this week, Developers Follow the Money to iOS, please check it out. Android clearly controls the most smartphone marketshare, but it doesn't mean it's the most popular development platform. 

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

This Ain’t Your Father’s Web Application | Input Output

It goes without saying that the web has grown into an increasingly complex place since its humble beginnings in 1990, and at the same time, web applications have grown increasingly sophisticated. This article takes an indepth view of the technologies driving these changes.

Polyglot: No One Language Will Rule the Cloud | Smartbear

Speaking of complexity, the Cloud is another element of the changing face of the web, and when you look at cloud application development, you might be surprised to find how many different languages it requires to complete a project. As the author points out, it requires multiple programming languages and you need to understand the level of complexity to be successful.

The Rise and Fall of Adobe Flash | Speckyboy

Flash was once the centerpiece of the Adobe world, then Steve Jobs decided he didn't want Flash on the iPad, and it effectively marked the beginning of the end. This article looks at the history of Flash from its golden age to its fall from grace.

A Scrum Master Is Not a Project Manager by Another Name | Scrum Alliance

When you move to Agile methodology, it's easy to think that the Scrum Master is just a fancy way of referring to the project manager, but as this article explains, it's a very different proposition, and to make that assumption would be a huge mistake.

SUSE’s OpenStack Cloud Is Good For The Ecosystem | Cloudave

When SUSE announced it was jumping on the cloud bandwagon, and using OpenStack in the process, it meant another major open source player was supporting this standard, and in this author's view, that's going to help push its success.

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