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Security for Microsoft® Visual Basic® .NET by Michael James Bond, Ed Robinson

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Common Testing Mistakes

When it comes to testing, an organization can make a number of mistakes that can negatively impact the security and quality of an application. Try to avoid these traps:

  • Testing too little, too late

  • Failing to test and retest for security

  • Failing to factor in the cost of testing

  • Relying too much on beta feedback

  • Assuming third-party components are safe

Testing Too Little, Too Late

As humans, particularly as computer-savvy humans, we like to break things down into logical steps. A logical step after completing all of the code is to start testing. You should avoid the temptation to wait until after code is complete to start testing. Testing, or more specifically the testing process, should begin at exactly the same time as development ...

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