Looking to the manufacturing industry, despite relative hesitancy in past years, it has changed more recently to embrace the cloud. Manufacturers are adopting the cloud for range of uses including high-performance computing (HPC), enterprise resource planning (ERP), Internet of Things (IoT), big data, predictive analytics, and more.
While we have several techniques for code analysis, I want to introduce a new set of tools for everyone. I recently had a challenge to track down which pieces of code eventually touch an external service -- database, REST service, etc. This is easy enough for some simple code, or to find the actual interface points. But if you want to find which service each REST endpoint touches, for example, it can become easy to miss some one-off places. So, like nearly everything else we do, we can automate quite a lot of this!
Companies of all sizes and industries vary in software development approach. Company culture and attitudes towards security will determine the quality of software and applications produced. A quality and security focused development culture will help drive good process that protects against common security vulnerabilities and will make product development more predictable and enjoyable. So, how do you know if your organizational culture is affection software and cybersecurity?
Performance testing is part of any healthy IT strategy. It’s a given that any application with high-volume usage will undergo regular performance testing. These tests expose faulty assumptions about how apps handle high volume, ensure infrastructure scaling works as expected and identify load-related defects. Performance testing’s ability to detect flaws occurring under high load can help improve applications regardless of scale.