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5 Links for Developers and IT Pros 2-15-13

  
  
  
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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, A mobile platform is only as successful as its app store, check it out now. Apple and Google have the most robust app stores, and consumers and developers alike pay attention. It will be hard for competitors to break that success cycle.

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

How to turn living cells into computers | Nature

This article looks at creating "genetic circuits" inside living cells. Some interesting things could happen when scientists combine electrical engineering with cell biology. Fascinating read.

How to Compromise Getting the Software Done “Right” With Getting It Done Fast | Mendix Blog

You've always heard that you can have it fast or you can have it right, but sometimes you have to make a choice when a project absolutely has a trigger event that is a drop-dead deadline. In those cases, there are steps you can take to ensure you're getting the best software you can in the time allotted.

Mobile app security: Always keep the back door locked | Ars Technica 

When you are rushing to crank out that next great mobile app, don't leave security as an afterthought. Instead build it into the architecture of the application and make sure those back-end processes are protected.

Gelsinger and Meyer: Two CPU Designers Who Changed the World | Smartbear Blog

Sure everyone has heard of Gordon Moore, famously known for Moore's Law of chip innovation, but fewer have heard of two equally important individuals in the annals of CPU development. These two men were key figures in the development of x86 architecture. 

Enterprises dropping BlackBerry support in favor of the iPhone | InfoWorld

These are hard times for enterprise stalwart, BlackBerry as more companies move toward Bring Your Own Device and BlackBerry's market share has plunged. Now comes news that more companies are likely to support Windows 8 Phone than BlackBerry. Ouch. 

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