Radical UX starts our day with a look at nine nasty UX truths. These are some excellent pieces of advice, with my favorite being “color is meaningless”. Color can be used to differentiate ideas in a UI, but overall it does seem like nobody cares otherwise. At Ayende @ Rahien, we continue the database internals series with the communication protocol. You can make it as complicated or as simple as you like, as long as it works. On DZone Agile, we get an excellent post about the Purpose Alignment Model. For product development teams, there is an excellent quadrant-based visualization for helping make decisions about your purpose and your development.

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Security, Encryption and Cryptography

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