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Links You Don't Want to Miss (June 4)

06.04.2013
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“I Don’t Want to be a Douchebag,” says Rich, Still-Working Ex-Facebooker
And he has kids.  That’s another reason why this guy, with over $65 Billion in FB stock, is still working, now in venture capital.

How to Ease in the Novice Developers
So, you have a new developer that’s really green.  How do you get them up to speed and productive within your team quickly?  Esther Schindler has some really good advice.  It’s worth a read since more companies are going to encounter this situation as the workforce tries to fill a void.

Why I Quit Investment Banking to Learn Programming
This is a short post on why and how one man left his high-paying day job to enter the NYC startup scene.  


Letter to a Young Programmer Considering a Startup
And speaking of the startup scene: Alex Payne thoughtfully and methodically disrupts the rosy self-image that many in startup culture (or those who would like to be part of it) have created.


News


Mozilla, Foxconn Team Up for Firefox OS Devices
Chinese electronics manufacturer Foxconn has teamed up with Mozilla to build 5 new devices, including smartphones and a tablet, to run the new Firefox OS.

Google launches one-click deployable cloud backend for android apps
Mobile Backend Starter provides a generic, ready-to-use backend datastore for most Android client apps and client-side framework classes so you don’t have to code the backend.

The Chicago Sun-Times Trades Its Entire Photo Staff for iPhones
In place of dedicated photojournalists, they’ll be training writers and other staff in iPhone photography. Possibly they believe that Siri will take their pictures for them.


Funny(?)

Google Glass Gets First App for Adult Entertainment
We all knew it was going to happen - Google Glass just got its first porn app for POV images/videos.  Don’t worry, the link above just leads to an article about the app - safe for work.