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5 Links for Developers and IT Pros 7-26-13


by Ron Miller
Ness Blogger 

5 with flag on top at checkout at Home Depot July 4th weekend 2013.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, Implementing ideas at the speed of thought, please check it out. Today, access to mobile development platforms and cloud services means if you can think it you can develop it without the cost associated with building your own infrastructure.

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

Five cloud mistakes guaranteed to make your deployment fail | Cloud Pro

You've heard all the advice you need to do a successful cloud deployment, but here are five ways to guarantee not that you'll succeed, but that you'll fail. You probably want to avoid these.

A CIO's hierarchy of needs | Word of Pie

Every CIO has a series of needs and tasks he or she must do to be effective. This post looks at these in the form a pyramid a la Maslow's hierarchy of needs. 

The irrelevance of Microsoft | Benedict Evans

You've probably heard that Microsoft had a losing quarter, which is hardly reason to hit the panic button even if it was their first losing one ever, but Evans looks beyond the quarter to the long term. And these graphs may convince you that Microsoft is in far deeper trouble than one bad earnings report would suggest. 

Clashing Coding Styles: Learning to Work with a Growing Team of Programmers | Smartbear Blog

If you have a large project team, chances are you are going to have a range of coding styles, and much like making a writing project with many voices sound cohesive, you need to do the same with your coding project. This article offers some practical advice on how to make that happen.

Majority of businesses remain in the dark over data breaches | DaniWeb

A new study by Verizon found that a vast majority of companies have had breaches and it takes several months for them to realize and most of the time they find out from third parties or customers, not through their own security apparatus. That's a pretty sad testament.

Photo by Tomma Henckel Used under Creative Commons Share Alike/Attribution License.

Note: I'm heading on vacation for a couple of weeks, so the 5 Links for Developers and IT Pros series is taking a break with me. See you in a few weeks.

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