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5 Links for Developers and IT Pros 6-21-13


By Ron Miller
Ness Blogger

I5 6 21 13t'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, Enterprise App Developers Need to Keep Focus on User Needs, please check it out. When you start building mobile apps for the enterprise, it's essential you not only understand end user requirements, but to understand how they do their jobs. Only then can you build a truly useful app, and avoid what Brian Katz likes to call "craplications. 

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

9 reasons sys admins hate you | ITworld

If you're wondering why IT is difficult, consider that they have to deal with whining users all day long, but I'm wondering if there should be a follow up on why users hate IT. Seems only fair.

Fend off Evil-Doers One Build at a Time | Architects Zone

Security should not be an afterthought in the application development process. It should be built into it and this article offers sound advice on techniques for doing that and building more secure applications in the process

Linux continues to rule supercomputers | ZDNet

If you click through and look at the pie chart at the top of this story, you'll see all you need to know because Linux is the pie controlling the vast majority of the space. They are even more dominant in super computers than Google is in search and that's saying something.

7 essentials for defending against DDoS attacks | CSO Online

It's getting tough out there for big organizations who are increasingly becoming the target of denial of service attacks. It's so bad, the people who work for large institutions are being told not to talk to the media for fear of drawing attention to themselves, but there are ways to mimimize the damage and defend your network.

NSA PRISM: The Cloud laughs at the tin foil hat brigade | ZDNet

In spite of the recent revelations about the level of survelliance being conducted by the government, this author doesn't think that's a reason to stop using cloud services. As he wrote, "The government's just that not into you." In other words, calm down and carry on. Cloud services still make a world of sense for many organizations in spite of what we've learned about government monitoring.

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