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5 Links for Developers and IT Pros 10-5-12

5 10 5 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, Actually CIOs Would be Foolish to Ignore Big Data, please check it now. In a recent WSJ guest column, the author argued against CIOs making data-driven decisions. I couldn't think of any more wrong-headed advice.

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

The Computer Science Mismatch | Smartbear Blog

To paraphrase Willie Nelson in a really warped way, Mamas you want to let your babies grow up to be engineers or study computer science. Right now anyway, there is a profound shortage of technical talent and it's being exacerbated by a lack of spaces in college computer science programs.

Five Big Changes In The iOS 6 App Store (And What Developers Should Do) | TechCrunch

If you're a developer, you need to be aware of big changes in the design of the iOS app store, which could have an impact on how you design and market your apps. This is must-read content of iOS developers.

Secrets to IT Vendor Management Revealed: Pre-Sales - Best Practices | Tom's IT Pro

You've always been curious about how to manage your vendor through the sales process, right? Of course you have. This article you through the pre-sales best practices that can help you select the best vendor for your company. 

TypeScript: Microsoft’s New Take on Javascript, from the Creator of C# | Web Builder Zone

Perhaps you're just a bit fed up with Javascript and you're looking for an alternative. This piece walks you through Microsoft Typescript, the new Javascript alternative.

What’s Still Wrong with Business-IT Partnerships | Input Output

What's still wrong? What has always been wrong when you get IT and business together. Businesses can't articulate their technical requirements and IT can't explain the technology in terms a business (read non-technical user) can understand. Same song, second verse.

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