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5 Links for Developers and IT Pros 10-25-13


Man wearing Brooks Robinson Shirt holding hands with young woman outside Camden Yards in Baltimoreby Ron Miller
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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, Apple iPad announcement could be compelling for enterprise developers, please check it out. It would be easy to look at this week's iPad announcements and shrug your shoulders, but if you're an enterprise developer, you might want to take a closer look at what's under the hood, particularly that M7 motion processor. 

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

Computers and Doctor Who: The First 20 Years | Smartbear Blog

Dr. Who fans are an ethusiastic bunch and they surely love their technology, but Dr. Who wasn't always completely focused on the geek side and this piece lets you follow the history of technology through the series. What you learn may surprise you.

Lessons Learned: Rapid Iteration for Mobile App Design | Startup Lessons Learned

In this interview, one mobile expert talks about what it takes to build mobile apps people want and what happens when you don't. It also discusses how to keep customers engaged when you build a good one. 

Facebook Demonstrates That It’s Outstanding In Its Cold Storage Field | TechTarget

Facebook has a fancy schmancy new data center in Prineville, Oregon, the new center of the world for big data centers, and this one has a secret formulas for dealing with older data Facebook doesn't need to access all the time.

Security spending continues to run a step behind the threats | CSO Online

As Bruce Springsteen once sang, "Times are tough, keep getting tougher. Whole world is rough, keeping getting rougher." And he could have been singing about IT security threats because the threat keeps growing, but the budgets aren't keeping up with the bad guys. 

Healthcare.Gov Fiasco Shows the Problems in Federal IT | Word of Pie

A lot has been written about the launch, but a person who worked implementing IT projects for the government for years looks at the problem and suggests nobody could have done better within the constraints of government procurement --and says the fact it's running and working some of the time is better than many government IT projects you never heard about.

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