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5 Links for Developers and IT Pros 2-22-13


5 2 22 13

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, 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:

Why You Need to Hack Yourself | Mendix Blog

It may seem counter-intuitive, but you should be trying to find your system's weaknesses before real hackers find them. That's why self-hacking should be part of every company's security auditing process.

Why developers should start choosing conscience over profit | VentureBeat

In a world where engineers and software developers are in such great demand, they can sell their skills to the highest bidders, this writer thinks it might be time to analyze your priorities and make your craft a priority over profit.

Linux, Windows, and security FUD | ZDNet

You would think at this point in the history of open source when it is used widely across different sectors that would be well past the FUD stage, but apparently not. At least one company is dragging out the old and tired security arguments in an effort to frighten the market.

The computer that never crashes - | New Scientist

Imagine a computer that never crashes -- ever. That's because it has the ability to diagnose any problem as it happens and reprogram itself to fix the problem on the fly before crashing. Scientists are working on prototypes of just such a machine. 

Future Proofing: Ten Ways Big Companies are Staying Agile | Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang

As companies grow, it becomes much more difficult for them to react to changes in the market than smaller, more agile companies. Jeremiah Owyang looks at some ways big companies can maintain that small company agility and stay vital as the market changes around them.

Photo by Ron Miller. Used under Creative Commons Share Alike/Attribution License.

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