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Re: A Question of Quality
From: "Robert Hajime Lanning" <robert.lanning () gmail com>
Date: Sun, 2 Nov 2008 11:24:06 -0800

On Thu, Oct 30, 2008 at 4:55 PM, Yousef Syed <yousef.syed () gmail com> wrote:
Why isn't Quality Assumed?
Why isn't Security Assumed?
Why are these concepts thought of as add ons to Applications and Services?

Why do they need to be specified, when they should be taken for granted?
 - Input Validation
 - Boundary Conditions
 - Encrypt Data as necessary
 - Least Privilege Access
 - White lists are better than Black lists

I believe one of the issues is, pride of ownership in the end product.

A lot of the coding is now outsourced to cheap code houses.  These people
do not have ownership or attribution.  They have no reason to take any extra
steps, that are not specified in the contract.  If it is not in the
contract, they
are not being paid for it.

It's like a building contractor.  If it is not in the blue prints, it
does not go into
the finished building.  That is why a building spec is a thick book, that goes
all the way to specifying the exact screw to use.

-- 
And, did Galoka think the Ulus were too ugly to save?
                                         -Centauri


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