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5 Links for Developers and IT Pros 11-16-12


5 11 16 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 most recent post, Users Give Poorly Performing Mobile Apps Short Shrift (infographic), please check it out now. A recent survey of US mobile devices users found that they have little patience for underperforming apps. In the best case, they will blab about bad experiences online and in the worst case, they just delete them. 

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

Report from the street: Tablets are kicking laptops to the curb | ZDNet 

One writer found that the Post-PC world is already upon us. As he walks around his hometown of Houston, he's seen a shift from laptops to tablets and it's a trend that is only likely to increase as we move forward. 

I Am A Terrible Programmer | Dan Shipper

One developer admits to the world that he's a terrible programmer when it comes to doing the little things like commenting in his code, but on the other hand, he's actually a pretty good one, able to pick up new languages and program quickly. So which is it? It depends on how you define good -- and terrible.

Keeping Your Business Secure in the Cloud: 10 Steps | Input Output

Although using cloud services has become commonplace in businesses, large and small, there has always been an uneasy truce between ease of use and security and compliance when using cloud services. While cloud vendors value security above all else -- they would soon be out of business without it -- this article looks at a new report that suggests 10 ways to ensure your cloud service is secure.

Exabyte, Zettabyte, Yottabyte…Then What? Opinions Vary | Yottabytes 

The amount of data and storage continues to grow beyond the scope that few of us could even have imagined just a few years ago. What we call these new super numbers, and how we measure it is open to discussion now, but the fact is, as we gather more and more data, the amounts of storage and how we measure that have to change accordingly. 

When Making Apps, It’s the Little Things That Matter… | Mobile Zone

While this pieces focuses on Windows 8, the fact is no matter which mobile platform you are using, you need to pay attention to the small things because we've learned that apps users don't need much of an excuse to delete an app. 

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