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Weekly recap: 15 hot programming trends–and 15 going cold, mobile strategy priorities for 2014, 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 15 hot/cold programming trends, mobile strategy priorities in 2014, and more. I hope you find them useful:

Enterprise architecture: getting organized for the coming year
Why is architecture so important? Well planned, modern architecture gives businesses the ability to add new features and capabilities as needed, without tearing anything down or starting over. In other words, modern enterprise architecture is the difference between an agile business, and one that stagnates.

15 hot programming trends–and 15 going cold
We’re currently seeing a fundamental shift in web app development. Driven by recent trends like the rapid rise of mobile devices and cloud services, the world of development is undergoing some significant changes, which I’ve covered in more detail in this article.

IT’s famous last words: If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it
While many IT departments adopt an “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” mentality, that’s not the way to survive in today’s ever-evolving world of technology. Rather, you must constantly adapt. You must create a flexible foundation that lets you adapt to change on the fly.

3 mobile strategy priorities for 2014
According to recent research, less than half of all enterprises have clear mobile strategies in place. If your company falls into that category, what’s holding you back? I realize that some companies hold back because they don’t see a need to create dedicated mobile apps. But, even if that is the case, you still must (at the very least) create applications that adapt to any device. After all, you can’t control which device a user will use to access your applications. These days, you must create applications that automatically respond to any screen size or device.