Better Software Magazine Archive:

March 2004


Secure the Parameter!
By Mike Andrews

Read about one of the most common Web security bugs, parameter violation. Find out what it is, how it works, and how you can secure your site against it.

(Not So) Trivial Pursuits
By Geordie Keitt

How one tester learned the hard way that quality is in the eye of the pocketbook holder.

An Ounce of Prevention
By Matthew Heusser

Turn to The Last Word, where software professionals who care about quality give you their opinions on hot topics. This month, find out why Matthew Heusser thinks that quality problems should be prevented, not cured.

What Your Weekly Meetings Aren't Telling You
By Esther Derby

Need a place to go to get the solutions you've been craving? Management Fix is what you've been looking for. In this issue, find out how one-on-one meetings can reveal problems and opportunities that might otherwise not surface until it's too late.

The Many Faces of Quality
By Brian Marick

We're pleased to bring you technical editors who are well respected in their fields. Get their take on everything that relates to the industry, technically speaking. In this issue, Brian Marick explains why he believes the future of software lies in trust and teamwork among the many people who care about quality.

Want Better Software? Just Ask
By Mike Cohn

An effective project customer can turn a good product into a great one. But he's got to know how. Mike Cohn gives project customers seven simple rules for communicating product goals effectively to development.

Make What's Counted Count
By Ben Linders

As a manager, how do you use the data you collect to actually steer your company's actions? One key is to know what the data actually means. Ben Linders shares how telecommunications giant Ericsson began getting the real story behind its numbers.

Peer Pressure, Downtime Downside, and Regulatory Reviews
By Heather Shanholtzer

Get the software engineering slant on items from the recent news.

A Perfect FIT
By Dave Astels

Programmers, how do you make test-driven development better? By involving those outside of development in writing test scenarios. FIT is a tool that’s being used by many to do just that. Dave Astels will show you how.

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