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5 Links for Developers and IT Pros 1-11-13


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by Ron Miller
Ness Blogger 

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.

If you missed our most recent post, Suddenly Everything is a Development Platform, please check it out now. Remember when you had to worry about just a few smartphone platforms. Today, everything from the car to the fridge is a development platform.

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

13 Reasons Your Open Source Docs make People Want to Scream | Smartbear

As person who used to write documentation for a living and cleaned up my share of messes, I can tell you that these 13 problems are not isolated to open source docs. They are issues in any bad documentation set.

The ABC’s of Enterprise SaaS | Jeetu's Blog

In this post Jeetu Patel, EMC Chief Strategy Officer for Information Intelligence Group, describes the changes happening in enterprise software today and lays out the three ingredients -- the ABCs -- required for a successful SaaS implementation. Pretty amazing post coming from a guy with a traditional enterprise software background.

CES 2013: McGraw-Hill to Debut Adaptive E-Book "SmartBook" for Students | WSJ

Linear books where everyone reads the same thing are so twentieth century. That's why McGraw-Hill introduced a new electronic book at CES this week that adapts to what the Wall Street Journal called "the pace and grasp of individual learners." Based on how readers answer questions sprinkled throughout the chapters, the book displays appropriate material for each reader. Sounds promising. 

Slideshow: The Ten Most Influential People in IT | Tom's IT Pro 

Who are the leaders and visionaries in IT today. Have a look at this slide show and see what the folks at Tom's IT Pro think. Do you agree? 

Why Does Everyone Think Google Beat The FTC? | The New Republic

Tim Wu wonders why everyone thinks Google got off scott free in the recent FTC ruling. In his view Google got just what it deserved in terms of punishment and that the FTC did a good job of interpreting the case, rather than beating Google into submission to prove a point. What do you think? Is he right? 

Photo by Tomma Henckel. Used under Creative Commons Share Alike/Attribution License.

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