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FirstAm Leak Highlights Importance of Verifying the Basics
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5/29/2019 | 7:19:11 AM
Respect software developers
Management may have a part in this discussion too.   Outsourcing - writing code can be done from anywhere in the world whether Lincoln, Nebraska or Pune.  It is a damn sight cheaper to do it in Pune and while talented folk do exist in India, all too often it is young and dumb.  Sounds horrible I know but very much true and so companies, to save bucks, hire inexpensive talent wherever they can find them and with limited or no benefit expenses to boot.  Result = poorly written, non-tested code that has holes in it.  Thousand of miles away also removes true group participation with a time difference thrown in.  Whether overseas or domestic staff, talent should be good if not excellent on certain IT functions.  Now I am not surprised by this for look how many talented IT staffers in THIS country miss BACKUP PROTOCOLS, DISASTER RECOVERY PROCEDURES and BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLANNING.  How can you then expect true quality work from anybody if WE miss out on the basics.  Forget the advanced stuff - we're dead at the starting line. 
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5/29/2019 | 8:35:12 AM
Basics
First American Financial that could have resulted in the theft of hundreds of millions of sensitive records underscores the importance of verifying basic security measures and implementing secure programming practices, experts said this week. If they could not do basics they should not be in the business of holding others data.
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5/29/2019 | 8:36:12 AM
Re: Respect software developers
Outsourcing - writing code can be done from anywhere in the world whether Lincoln, Nebraska or Pune. I think it is less about where you code more about how you code.
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5/29/2019 | 8:37:40 AM
Re: Respect software developers
to save bucks, hire inexpensive talent wherever they can find them and with limited or no benefit expenses to boot. This makes sense, we need skills to do good secure coding.
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5/29/2019 | 8:38:51 AM
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Result = poorly written, non-tested code that has holes in it. Agree. That is why we need a testing phase to find all the bugs and fix them.
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5/29/2019 | 8:40:28 AM
Re: Respect software developers
How can you then expect true quality work from anybody if WE miss out on the basics. Forget the advanced stuff - we're dead at the starting line. This really makes sense. Basics have to be covered first, if not it does not matter what else you do.
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5/29/2019 | 8:46:36 AM
Re: Respect software developers
TRUE and it is the quality of coding that is the point - I may be jaded but my experience with India in general, not specific, has been less than quality folk.  I have dealt with wonderful experts who are great people --- all too few and far between alas.  I just don't see real quality work coming out of Bangalore most of the time.  Freshers, people with NEW degrees, also lack experience --- and whether HERE OR OVER THERE.  


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