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.
Open source frameworks are where most code is written today. So is open source the root cause of security breaches? Or is it the organization’s IT strategy, development process and work culture that create the weak spot? And, how should businesses control and maintain the software they produce?
Dev9 has a mantra for on-premises application projects: “start with the deployment." We call this idea, “Deployment-First strategy.” In this strategy, a team starts the project by deploying software to a production environment. Don’t start with code or tests. Start with a single deployment to production.