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Feb
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awarded  Teacher
Feb
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answered Why does automated testing keep failing in my company?
Nov
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comment Finding a definition for this anti-pattern
I like your answer. From my point of view/experience, even the "everything as a string" can be deriving to the same lack of communication and refusal of responsibility. Even in a type-safe language, a well-documented string should be "quite acceptable" rather a non-documented thing. Instead, the guys hurry to deliver something that is presumed to work or works in a very specific unit test. It then leads to the same consequences: bugs and delays, doesn't it?
Nov
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asked Finding a definition for this anti-pattern
Sep
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comment Detecting Internet code leaks
:) This seems to answer the part of the question in which I ask if there are companies providing such services. Copyscape provides services for documents, I guess that the method could be readapted to code... +1
Sep
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revised Detecting Internet code leaks
The question is focused on HOW to perform such an investigation
Sep
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comment Detecting Internet code leaks
@Secure: Also, consider that, from the PoV of a customer, finding a breach in the contract could be seen as a good way to avoid paying or more generally inflicting penalties to the contractor. This explains the customer actively performing investigations.
Sep
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awarded  Student
Sep
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awarded  Editor
Sep
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revised Detecting Internet code leaks
Clarifying that leak was found by customer
Sep
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comment Detecting Internet code leaks
Of course, but mainly "to avoid telling all the world that code in the Acme repository is so bad that it crashes once a microsecond" from the NDA's point of view :)
Sep
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awarded  Supporter
Sep
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comment Detecting Internet code leaks
You answered my question by supposing I am on the PM's side. I agree with your answer. But my answer is focusing on "how do usually companies find small fragments of their own code scattered along the Internet?" even since the episode I mentioned about is not a huge Wikileaks dump of code, but rather people posting small fragments on forum. I gave myself an answer "search for namespace on google and see if you find anything" but I wonder if there is more than that. Nothing else. +1 for you, I would behave the same
Sep
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asked Detecting Internet code leaks