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5 Links for Developers and IT Pros 4-19-13


5 4 19 13by 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, Travel Industry Can't Ignore Security When Developing Mobile Strategy, please check it out. As the travel industry grows increasingly mobile, it can't forget about security when developing a mobile strategy, whatever OS it intends to use. 

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

Improve Your Open Source Project Adoption by Catering to Integrators | Smartbear

If you can bring in a trusted third party without a sales agenda to push open source products, the likelihood of project success increases dramatically.

The misunderstood Chromebook: Why few get it | ZDNet

The Chromebook is often dismissed as a one-trick pony, a cloud-based laptop with a glorified browser-based operating system, but this author argues that while that's true it misses the beauty of the notion. He uses a great analogy of what would happen if Microsoft did this with Internet Explorer-based operating system.

Open source is taking over the software world, survey says | PCWorld

It's not your imagination, open source is really everywhere and this survey actually proves that it's becoming ubiquitous in organizations. And why not? If you can reduce costs through lower licensing fees with much more flexible delivery models why wouldn't you do it? Why not indeed.

Evernote launches no-equity accelerator program to promote ‘more cool things’ on its platform | VentureBeat

Evernote is offering developers the opportunity to be flown out to the Silicon Valley, given a place to sleep, your meals covered and they even put you through a start-up curriculum. So what's the catch? You have to develop an application on top of the Evernote platform. Win for you, win for them. 

Idle Intel fabs foretell PC decline | ITworld

When IDC came out with its dismal first quarter PC sales figures recently, one company was probably not surprised by the news. And that would be chip maker Intel, which has seen a sharp decline in production, which foretold the sales slump we are seeing now.

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