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5 Links for Developers and IT Pros 5-24-13


by Ron Miller
Ness Blogger

describe the imageIt'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, The Kirk and Spock Approach to Big Data, please check it out. In the Star Trek Book of Management, there are two approaches to big data decision making: The Kirk way and the Spock way. Which type are you?

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

7 open source projects to cut your teeth on (and the ones to avoid) | ITworld

If you want to get involved in an open source project, it may seem intimidating like you're trying to get into an exclusive club, but it doesn't have to be that way. This article looks at 7 projects that are friendly and welcoming to newbies (and as the title implies, the ones that aren't).

A bad mobile app is worse than no app at all | CITEworld

After using a particularly bad mobile app, this writer learned that if you don't make a good one, maybe you shouldn't try at all. That's because a bad app leave a bad taste that could up damaging your brand and doing more harm than good. 

IBM’s Watson Tries to Learn…Everything | IEEE Spectrum 

Apparently beating the two greatest Jeopardy champions was enough for Watson. Now researchers want to give Watson access to all of the open data sets in the world and see what happens. Who knows where this ends up, but they have a three year mission to test it out and see.

Which programming languages should you skip | 

You want to know which programming languages you need to know and which to avoid. Well, industry veteran David Strom took a look at the data and what he found might surprise you.

What Big-Data Stories & Barbie Have in Common | All Analytics

There are an increasing number of big data success stories out there, but can they apply to you and your organization or are they more of a Barbie idealized fantasy? 

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