Top 10 Web Application Security Risks From OWASP

Todd Horn Security Leave a Comment

The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is a worldwide not-for-profit charitable organization focused on improving the security of software. Its mission is to make software security visible, so that individuals and organizations worldwide can make informed decisions about true software security risks. Every few years the organization publishes a top 10 list on web application security risks. First released back in 2003, …

A Few Thoughts About Method Implementation

Robert Rice Programming 1 Comment

In chapter 17 of “Clean Code” by Robert C. Martin, the author describes the idea of “code smells,” practices in development that, while they don’t explicitly violate any standards (whether unwritten or not), they leave behind a “stench” of inexperience or lack of discipline. I like this idea; it seems to me that I encounter these “code smells” fairly often …

Tips for Code Review Success

Adrienne Gessler Programming 6 Comments

I’ve had the opportunity to be involved in various group peer code reviewing scenarios and sometimes I find myself wondering – is this worth it? (This is often followed by my drifting mind wondering if the cafeteria in whatever building has any more cookies, while a 20-minute-long off-topic conversation on the review sadly ensures that the cookies will be gone.) …