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December 20, 2011

Is Code Quality Seasonal?

Congratulations to Fergal Glynn for having his first guest post placed on – see it here:

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 -

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Niru Raghavan joined the Veracode team in late 2011 as an Acquisition Marketing Manager. In this role, Niru is responsible for demand generation and program management primarily for online marketing programs. Prior to joining Veracode, Niru held positions of increasing responsibility at Liberty Mutual and Staples, successfully planning and implementing sophisticated online and offline marketing initiatives. She has managed product development efforts, launch activities and online marketing programs geared toward mid to large sized businesses in select vertical markets. Her specialties include product marketing, marketing strategy, and market research/analysis. She is also a keen web analytics enthusiast and Occam’s Razor by Avinash Kaushik is her all time favorite blog.

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