5 Links for Developers and IT Pros 9-27-13
By Ron Miller
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, We may just miss BlackBerry when it's gone, please check it out. BlackBerry's market might have shrunk, but it's far from dry. Where will that small but significant niche go if BlackBerry stops selling handsets?
And without further delay, here we go with this week's links:
Xen and the Art of Open Source Project Management | Smartbear blog
You've built that open source project and it does well for a while. It attracts a community of committed individuals, but then it begins to deteriorate. How do you keep that open source participation magic going? It doesn't happen on its own. It takes planning, management and guidance.
What Makes Developers Really Great | Gadgetopia
It takes more than programming skills to make it as a programmer. Sure you've got to have the chops, but you also have to work well with others and with customers. This writer shares a letter he sent to a young programmer who didn't quite get that.
8 hot IT skills for 2014 | Computerword
What IT skills are going to be in demand next year? Check out this article to find out. The good news is if you have a high-demand skill set, the unemployment rate is at close to zero and that means people could be bidding to get you to work for them.
Penguins in Space! Asteroid mining and Linux | ZDNet
Who doesn't like a story that combines open source, robotics, space exploration and asteroids? But this is a truth is stranger than science fiction story because an organization is really trying to launch an open source project to build robotic asteroid miners. I know, cool, right?
Building a developer ecosystem: What vendors do to attract you to their platforms | ITworld
Nearly every company is looking for a way to attract developers to their particular platform and build stuff on top of it. There is generally a direct correlation between developer popularity and the success of the product of the underlying platform. But how do you get the developers to come? This article explains all.
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