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Weekly Recap: 15 worst programmer productivity killers, top tech trends, 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 the worst programmer productivity killers, Forrester’s top tech trends, and more. I hope you find them useful:

When and why to develop a responsive application
The term “mobile app” is generally associated with the native app approach–apps that are built for a single platform and installed on the device itself. However, while native apps are popular now, they’re not always the best choice for business. If you’d like to read more on the topic, here’s a free paper you might want to check out.

15 worst programmer productivity killers
What keeps your developers from delivering applications as quickly as you’d like? According to this survey, problems like meetings, legacy technology, and not building applications right the first time are some of the biggest productivity killers.

CIOs must learn the politics of No
It’s no secret that employees are bypassing the IT department more often than ever. One of the biggest reasons: The IT department has developed a “culture of no.” They’re more likely to deny requests than work with users to solve their problems. Of course, this puts IT leaders in a bit of trap: You can’t approve every request, but you also can’t come across as a roadblock to success. How can you deny requests without irritating the business?

Forrester’s top tech trends for 2014 and beyond
How is technology changing going into the next year? Forrester has published a list of their predictions, with trends like IT agility, mobility, and the increased need to capitalize on data making their top ten. What do you think? What can we expect in the next year?