June 1, 2013

When Good Developers Write Bad Code

At the O’Reilly Fluent Conference, Sarah Mei from Pivotal Labs addressed a common phenomenon on enterprise application development teams—really good developers who unexpectedly write really lousy code. According to Mei, research shows that there are three indicators of code quality: The technical qualifications of the humans involved, previous experience with

Google Says Security Vulnerabilities Should Be Patched Within a Week

How quickly should software developers respond with a patch or mitigation advice when a security researcher informs them of a zero-day vulnerability? In 2010, Google said 60 days was soon enough, but now the company has issued a call for faster responses. “Based on our experience, however, we believe that