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5 Links for Developers and IT Pros 5-10-13


by Ron Miller
Ness Blogger 

5 5 10 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, Infographic: The Paradox of Too Many Passwords, please check it out. In an effort to protect our networks, we might in fact be making them less secure. This infographic illustrates why.

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

I Am a Bad Software Developer |

Sad tale of a guy who really appears to be a good software developer (and more importantly a decent person)  who took time off to reassess his life. He practices his craft and really seems to care about doing a good job -- yet he can't find a job. His only conclusion is that he is a bad software developer. I don't believe that. Do you?

What I Was Thinking... During Our Last Outage | Enterprise Efficiency Blog

Great post from a CIO who explains his thinking during an outage that coincides with his organization's most important event. He was panicked, desperate and ill prepared --and quickly realized the limitations of his infrastructure and his vendors.

6 Ways to Determine a New Programming Language is a Turkey | Mendix Blog

Every programmer wants to keep on top of the latest trend. The worst thing is to find yourself without the latest skills, but you also need to recognize that not every new language that comes down the pike is going to stick or even be serviceable. This article explains how to separate the good from the bad.

Open Compute to open-source high-end network switches | ZDNet

We've all seen the power of open source software, and we've even begun seeing the same dynamic with Facebook's Open Compute Project's work on open source computer hardware designs such as motherboards and servers. Now the project is turning its attention to high end network power switches -- and this could be the biggest step of all.

Stable of Horses | A Screw Loose Blog

If you're an IT pro trying to figure out how to navigate the changing IT landscape, you need to read this. It's all about enablement.

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

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