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5 Links for Developers and IT Pros 10-19-12


describe the imageIt'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 most recent posts, Smart Companies are Going Mobile First and Best Ways to Keep App Users Engaged: Build a Good one, please check them out now. In the former, we look at why with the increasing proliferation of smartphones, smart companies are shifting to a mobile-first strategy. In the latter, we explore how after you win the battle of getting a user to download your app, you have to build in reasons for them to come back -- and that's the tricky part. If you bug your users, you could lose them.

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

Top 10 Cities for IT Job (slideshow) | Tom's IT Pro

If you're looking for a new job in IT, you have to go where the most jobs are, and this slideshow walks you through the best places from Austin to Boston.

Disappearing Apps | A Screw Loose Blog.

This is a great post about building great apps that are so well designed, you forget you're using an app because the interface melts into the background.  It's worth reading just because it calls badly built apps, "craplications." Love that.

Internet architects mull changes to fight SSL-busting CRIME attacks| Ars Technica

Engineers who oversee Internet standards are considering changing the way web sites deal with encrypted SSL data because of a recently discovered vulnerability. If there really is a group of engineers charged with this kind of thing, they need to think bigger than this and consider a wholesale change of the way we secure web sites.

How To Fix Slow USB Connections and Devices | HP Input-Output

Network administrators have to deal with all kinds of bottle necks, but it's easy to miss USB, which is subject to issues just like any other technology. This article provides some sound advice on how to troubleshoot the venerable USB connection and make sure it's not causing your users problems.

Creating Excitement for Your Next Custom App | Smartbear

You've spent all this time developing a killer custom application for your users, but how do you get people excited about it? This article gives you some real-world tips and tricks to get your users fired up about your new app.

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