Congratulations to Fergal Glynn for having his first guest post placed on ThreatPost.com – see it here: http://threatpost.com/en_us/blogs/quality-coding-takes-break-holidays-why-122011
In this post Fergal asks if developer code quality is seasonal? Fergal used the State of Software Security data set to analyze applications in early stages of the development life cycle. He examined application size and a roll-up of the total quantity of flaws per application to determine what he calls "flaw density".
The results are interesting, January through September has a relatively flat flaw density. Then, there is a big bump in flaw density in October and November. Why is this? Maybe the build up to Thanksgiving has developers distracted? Are developers adjusting after the Summer break when "the living is easy" and the roads are quiet? Fall brings the extra pressure to produce a high volume of code to meet end of year deadlines and releases.
Read the full post here - http://threatpost.com/en_us/blogs/quality-coding-takes-break-holidays-why-122011