Safe Coding

The SANS (SysAdmin, Audit, Network, Security) InstituteĀ announces the first secure coding assessment and certification exams for programmers. Programming professionals can test their secure coding skills, find the gaps, and, if they choose, gain certified status. The examinations each cover a specific programming language suite and are designed to enable reliable measurements of technical proficiency and […]

Too Young to Die, Too Old for Programming?

“Too Old to Rock ‘n’ Roll: Too Young to Die!” is a music album released in 1976 by Jethro Tull. Sometimes I feel disconnected with the current evolution of software development. I have the impression that part of the software development community advances ignoring or rejecting the past. Although the Agile Manifesto declares “while there […]

Spring 2007 Issue of Methods & Tools

In this issue you will find an interesting experience report on software process improvement, a detailed how-to article on modelling by one of the father of Information Engineering, an insightful reflection on how to build trust in a hierarchy relationship and finally a approach to improve the release of software products. Spring 2007 issue’s content: […]

Slow Developer Growth in the USA?

A recent Evans Data survey was discussed in an InfoWorld article “Software developer growth slows in North America”. ItĀ tells us that the worldwide software developer population is expected to grow from 14.5 million now to 19.5 million in 2010. North America will account for only 18 percent of those jobs in 2010, down from 23 […]