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Combination padlock for security Continuous Security in Agile Development

"Continuous" gets mentioned a lot in agile and DevOps, but one area that often doesn’t get enough attention is how to continuously build, test, and deliver secure applications. Just like for quality, you can’t test security in, so you need to have a plan for how to build it in. Here are some tips on how to do that.

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Jeffery Payne
Red-green-refactor cycle Keep Your Code Base Clean with Regular Refactoring

The Boy Scouts have a rule: “Leave the campground cleaner than you found it.” You should apply the same principle to your code. Regular refactoring prevents code rot by keeping the code base clean and easy to maintain. Refactoring activities can be added to the product backlog as user stories to make it a discipline.

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Dheerendra Mutharaju
Netflix headquarters What Working at Netflix Is Like

The Netflix team has to be dynamic in order to move as quickly as the demand of its audience. Because of that, the company only hires senior engineers, avoids actually sticking to process whenever possible, encourages a great deal of employee freedom, and even pushes budgets to the side.

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Josiah Renaudin
Government’s Federal Source Code Policy Mandates 20 Percent Open Source

In an attempt to reduce duplicating government IT and software resources, the US federal government recently announced the “Federal Source Code” policy, which requires new custom-developed source code used by federal agencies to be made available for sharing and reuse government-wide.

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Pamela Rentz
Y2K Bug Strikes Again with Draft Snafu

Nearly fifteen years after the year 2000, the Y2K bug has surfaced its ugly face once again. This iteration of Y2K shenanigans involves zombies—sort of. At the end of last month, more than 14,000 notices were sent to Pennsylvania men born in the late 1800s urging them to register for the draft.

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Coding for Children Should Add, Not Subtract, Knowledge

There has been a strong push to make teaching students how to program part of the academic requirements in public schools, with a legislative push to have coding replace foreign language requirements and cursive. However, maybe we should focus on adding knowledge—not taking it away.

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The New Foreign Language: Computer Programming?

Spanish or JavaScript? This is a question public school students in the US could be asking themselves as they choose their future courses. In several states, government officials are pushing to have programming languages count for a student's foreign language requirements.

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President Asks Every American to Learn to Code

Hoping to spark students’ interest in learning more about in-demand computer science and programming skills, nonprofit organization Code.org launched the Hour of Code to get people to learn the basics of computer coding through interactive lessons. Among its celebrity advocates is President Obama.

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Beth Romanik