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Aug 18 2011   6:57AM GMT

The IT Blog Top 10: August 18, 2011

Melanie Yarbrough Profile: MelanieYarbrough

See what the IT Knowledge Exchange bloggers had to say about the Google acquisition, VMware certifications, and cloud outages. Share your own favorites posts in the comments section!

1. A big acquisition happened on Monday, and everyone’s wondering what the effects will be, including Ron Miller who believes Google could sabotage Android success with Motorola Mobility buy.

2. From the other perspective, Robin Miller explores what effects this could have on the IT job market and asks: Is it time to become an Android developer?

3. Alyssa Wood explores the value of VMware certifications and the results of a recent survey: VCP, VCDX losing value.

4. Ron Miller hopes for the future of the cloud: Amazon, Microsoft Data Centers Go Down Without Much Fanfare.

5. Sharon Fisher has a little challenge for you: How would you move 30 petabytes of data?

6. Yvette Francino steps outside her comfort zone and explores behavior driven development (BDD) with Liz Keogh.

7. Ed Tittel brings us the updates from the first patch Tuesday August 2011: Lucky 13?

8. Fad or fashion? Ron Miller thinks apps and browsers are here for the long haul.

9. Are you getting excited about VMWorld 2011? Colin Steele is, especially since the Killers are to play VMWorld 2011 party.

10. Were you affected?: Auto-update for KB2310138 spreads consternation for MSE users.

Melanie Yarbrough is the assistant community editor at Follow her on Twitter or send her an email at

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