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5 Links for Developers and IT Pros 1-18-13

  
  
  

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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. 

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

The New Security: Hacking Back at a Hack Attack | Smartbear

If you want to prevent hackers from attacking your network, you might think about testing your system for vulnerabilities, or even assigning a group of internal hackers to have at your security, but when hackers do enter your system, you could do them one better -- and hack them back. 

5 tips for developing successful mobile apps | CITEworld

Surely everyone wants to build a mobile app these days, but you can't just build it for the sake of checking it off your list. If you want to build a good one, you need to follow the simple guidelines in this post and you at least have a better shot at success.

The High Cost of Poor Software Quality | WireHarbor

Sometimes software bugs are more than just a nuisance you need to track down. If they result in taking down a critical system, it could end up costing a lot of money. And that's why it quite literally pays to pay attention and find these mistakes before they blow up and cost you a fortune.

Top 5 reasons the Ubuntu Linux phone might make it | ZDNet

Sure, it's easy to look at the new Ubuntu Linux mobile phone OS and dismiss it out of hand with a curt, "been there, done that." But this author believes Ubuntu Linux has an honest shot and he explains why.

Internet 2012 in numbers | Royal Pingdom

If you want to understand the scope of the Internet -- yup, it's huge and getting huger -- you need to take a look at the numbers released by Royal Pingdom in their yearly State of the Internet report. If it was made of paper, I would say, but it's a real page turner, but perhaps, we can call it a real page scroller instead. Regardless, it's pretty darn interesting.

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