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5 Links for Developers and IT Pros 3-1-13


by Ron Miller
Ness Blogger 

5 3 1 13It'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 Everbody Wants to Follow Apple's Integrated Hardware-Software Model, please check it out. What do Google, Microsoft, Samsung and Amazon all have in common? They are trying to emulate Apple's successful software-hardware integration strategy -- but do these competitors have the chops to pull it off?

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

Mentoring Developers | Software Development Video and Tutorials

Mentoring younger developers helps them increase their skill levels and can make the whole company better as a result. This video provides some insight on how to be a good mentor.

Data Snapshot: Mobile World Congress | Mixpanel 

While it's not surprising that data usage increased dramatically in Barcelona during the Mobile World Congress, it is interesting that MWC transformed Barcelona for several days from an Android stronghold to an iOS one.

How to Interview Users to Find Out What They Really Want | Smartbear 

How do you know what your users want? Ask them, but make sure you probe like an investigative journalist to be certain you're really getting the information you need to build applications with the features that users really need because for whatever reason, they are not always forthcoming.

The Android enterprise dilemma: why isn't it more popular? | CITEworld

While Android is extremely popular elsewhere, it still faces some obstacles in the enterprise, even in companies that encourage Bring Your Own Devices. That's because IT, rightly or wrongly, believes that Android fragmentation makes it difficult to manage and Google's hands-off approach to Google Play means unsafe apps can sometimes get on a device.

White House debating actions to retaliate against foreign cyberattacks | The Hill's Hillicon Valley

There have been a slew of high profile attacks on US-based companies over the last several months with many believing that these are based in China. The government is weighing what actions it will take against cyber-attackers to discourage them from doing it again.

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

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