Learning Guide

Better software through debugging and unit testing -- Debugging for security

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   Software debugging basics
   Unit

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   Unit testing, Extreme Programming and TDD
   Debugging for security
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  Debugging for security

Application security is, unfortunately, still an afterthought in the SDLC. Debugging, however, presents a perfect opportunity to root out security holes. Developers and testers need to keep an eye out for insecurities when scouring their code for bugs.

Source code analysis is a debugging process. Often associated with application security, source code analysis, which includes static analysis and dynamic analysis, is a highly beneficial process.

The next section of this guide has more useful resources on unit testing and debugging.

This was first published in November 2007

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