Christmas with the gurus
||Requirements guru shares 'cosmic truths'
Requirements are the foundation of every software development project. Good, bad, or ugly, everything gets built on them.
Karl E. Wiegers believes that developers can put a little rebar in that foundation by recognizing a set of nearly universal requirements principles he calls "cosmic truths."
Gurus provide black-hat insights into security
Since 1996, security guru Dr. Gary McGraw has been admonishing software developers
to consider threats and vulnerabilities early in the development cycle. For
attackers, it's all about getting to exploitable code, McGraw believes, which
ultimately puts the security onus on programmers.
Guru delivers Open Source State of the Union
Linux and open-source guru Bruce Perens opened his third bi-annual "Open
Source State of the Union" talk at the LinuxWorld Expo in San Francisco
with a dire warning about the dangers of U.S.-style software patents spreading
to Europe. “If we continue toward a regime of global software packaging
with patents as bad as the U.S., Linux and open source are toast,” Perens