Trust but verify

Thursday, 31 May 2007, 6:37 PM EST

My first patch to Perl 5 was a quick and dirty tiny feature enhancement. It also broke a couple of tests. That small act of public humiliation reinforced what I already knew was a good practice; automated testing is an important part of creating software that works.

I spent a couple of years chasing two goals. First, to create tools of such quality and ease of use that there’s no reason not to write good tests for Perl code. Second, to add tests so that we could immediately identify regressions and track them down to specific checkins.

At O'Reilly.

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Using Hollywood to improve your security program

Posted on 29 July 2014.  |  Tripwire CTO Dwayne Melancon spends a lot of time on airplanes, and ends up watching a lot of movies. Some of his favorite movies are adventures, spy stuff, and cunning heist movies. A lot of these movies provide great lessons that we can apply to information security.


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