Category: Development

Why Security Vulnerability Disclosures Aren’t Easy to Do

Disclosing security vulnerabilities publicly is absolutely essential, but it’s nearly impossible to do it without upsetting some people. For some, the WordPress update to version 4.2.3 caused, to put it lightly, a bit of a headache. (Listen to …

Definition: Backward Compatibility

back·ward com·pat·i·bil·i·ty /bakwərd kəmˌpadəˈbilədē/ — noun The ability for hardware or software to interface with each other, regardless of its current version. If an update to one system interferes with another system’s ability to function, we would say …

Bugs: Inevitable, frustrating — and manageable

Inspired by Pippin’s story from Episode 1, here’s a complete run down on what developers and software managers can do to keep too many bugs from cropping up, and to keep the team whole when they do.