Weekly recap: 6 tips to break app dev bottlenecks, how to master new skills, and more…

EducationEvery week, I share the most interesting and useful tech articles that I’ve found over the past week. This week’s top articles focus on development bottlenecks, web standards, and more. I hope you find them useful:

How to master a new skill
Keeping your skills current is one key to success in the IT profession, or just about any field for that matter. But learning a new skill is quite intimidating if you don’t know where to start. This article lays out a great plan of attack for learning new skills.

6 tips to break app dev bottlenecks
The IT department must focus on building applications that drive business innovation. But, how can an IT department improve the business if it can’t develop applications quickly? This article gives a few nice tips to remedy that problem.

Web standards advocacy needs to start answering questions of the now
Here’s a great take on the web vs. native app debate. The author goes beyond the features and capabilities debate and focuses on the purpose of each approach: Native apps succeed because they’re built for the now. Native apps cater perfectly to our fleeting attention spans. On the other hand, web apps are built for longevity. They are built to be future proof. Overall, the author makes a lot of great points, and the article is definitely worth a read.

Dell software CIO says BYOD is not about devices
When I saw this headline, my first thought was “Exactly!” Finally, we’re starting to focus on the real issue behind BYOD, and not on the devices. If you’d like to read a little more on the topic, I’ve covered it in more detail in this article.

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