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The 10 Commandments of Development Testing

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    Often, there is a disconnect between an organization’s security and development teams, which can lead to serious software vulnerabilities down the road. Developers aren’t security experts, and most security professionals aren’t developers. Developers aren't trained to think about security concerns – their job is to write as much code as possible. Organizations that introduce a formalized application security policy build a bridge between the two teams, integrating security earlier in the development process and introducing a common ‘language’ that helps build understanding between development and security teams. 

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The 10 Commandments of Development Testing

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    Often, there is a disconnect between an organization’s security and development teams, which can lead to serious software vulnerabilities down the road. Developers aren’t security experts, and most security professionals aren’t developers. Developers aren't trained to think about security concerns – their job is to write as much code as possible. Organizations that introduce a formalized application security policy build a bridge between the two teams, integrating security earlier in the development process and introducing a common ‘language’ that helps build understanding between development and security teams. 

Time-to-market pressures are spawning new business requirements, as companies are driven to produce products in tighter timeframes and with lower budgets, yet with flawless functionality. Many are turning to development testing to complement traditional software testing methods, such as quality assurance (QA) testing and security audits – testing software code as it is written, to reduce development risks, time and costs.

In this slideshow, Dennis Chu, senior product manager for Coverity, outlines the 10 commandments of development testing.