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Safely fixing production database data

Bugs happen and sometimes data has to be fixed in production. What is the safest way to go about this from a big company standpoint? Are there tools that can help? Here are some considerations driving ...
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What sort of development does Risk Management and Quant related software entail? [closed]

I am looking at a position that says "Risk Management and Quant Stuff a plus". I am Python developer that has been working mainly with MVC web frameworks creating simple to complex sites with UIs of ...
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What is the business cost of anemic domain model

I am looking to quantify the cost or problems of bad software development practices. Specifically can software that has been developed resulting in an anemic domain model be quantifiable in terms of ...
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Check-list to avoid vendor lock-in?

Is there a set of industry approved rules to avoid vendor lock-in? I mean something one can show to a manager or other decision maker that is easy to understand and easily verifiable. Are there any ...
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Should internal code be shared with non-developers in an organisation?

Where I work, we have a lot of developers and an awful lot of code running our proprietary applications used by staff & customers alike. We also have a lot of smart support staff that like to ...
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Punishing users for insecure passwords [closed]

I'm thinking about limiting the rights of users who choose insecure passwords (insecurity of a password being determined by length, how many types of characters (upper/lower case, numbers, symbols, ...
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Measuring risk of source code changes?

My manager asked me to write a estimation of work hours and a risk estimation of source code changes for a defined task. While the first is no problem for me and there are many resources on the web, ...
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Are IT and software industry getting more and more litigious?

The last couple of years I've been observing an exponential growth in the news related IT companies and individuals taking their cases to court, on one side, and the questions concerning legal matters ...
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Are innovative programming languages too dangerous?

This question is a result of the question Which programming language do you really hate? where, unsurprisingly, all of the most popular languages are listed. Most of the top 15 are extremely common ...