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5 Links for Developers and IT Pros 11-30-12


5 11 30 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, Even in the cloud, IT has a big role to play, please check it out now. IT pros need to understand their role is changing in the face of the cloud, but that doesn't mean they don't have one.

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

13 Top Tech Trends for 2013 | 21st Century IT

If you follow tech news, you probably won't be surprised by this list, but have a look and see if you agree with the picks. Will the Internet of Things and 3D printing really be what we're talking about next year in IT? I guess we'll see.

As Boom Lures App Creators, Tough Part Is Making a Living |

The good news is that anyone with some programming savvy can create an app. The bad news it's harder to make a living than it looks, but that hasn't stopped people from trying. 

Pearson exec: we need to be an “Electronic Arts for education”  | GigaOM

For Pearson, becoming the "Electronic Arts" of publishing means making the digital textbook experience more interactive and more interesting to today's students. 

In the Olympics of Algorithms, a Russian Keeps Winning Gold | MIT Technology Review

Did you know there was actually contest for computer programmers and the best ones in the world are from Russia. In fact, the top programmer has won the competition every year since 2005.

How Steve Jobs Ruined My Life, A CIO’s Confession | Word of Pie

In this tongue-in-cheek piece, a CIO complains how if it weren't for Steve Jobs, life would be easy and he would still be in control of his enterprise. Instead, thanks to Jobs he has to deal with easy-to-use apps that are difficult to manage, which has also lead to the BYOD phenomenon and the consumerization of IT -- and now it's suddenly much harder to be a CIO. Thanks Steve.

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