Posts Tagged ‘hardware engineering’

Life of A Programmer — Session 7 — How Do I Become a Quality Assurance Software Engineer

September 17, 2013

RULE 2 — TEST ALL WORK PRODUCTS.

I was able to “look over NSA’s shoulder” when they were developing
SELINUX (Secure Linux Operating System”.

Their activity can be best describe as “programming as usual”.

I asked them about their test plans.  They said that they were not
going to test the system.  It would be Common Criteria tested when
delivered.

This is not an adequate test plan.  Testing all of the work-products
is the only way to thoroughly test the product.

Back in my hardware engineering days, we made test plans which
thoroughly tested each circuit board.  Divide and conquer!

SELINUX will fall short of its intended goal.  The bad-guys will
find the weak points.

MORE IN THE NEXT MESSAGE

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Life of A Programmer — Session 7 — How Do I Become a Quality Assurance Software Engineer

July 23, 2013

RULE 2 — TEST ALL WORK PRODUCTS.

I was able to “look over NSA’s shoulder” when they were developing
SELINUX (Secure Linux Operating System”.

Their activity can be best describe as “programming as usual”.

I asked them about their test plans.  They said that they were not
going to test the system.  It would be Common Criteria tested when
delivered.

This is not an adequate test plan.  Testing all of the work-products
is the only way to thoroughly test the product.

Back in my hardware engineering days, we made test plans which
thoroughly tested each circuit board.  Divide and conquer!

SELINUX will fall short of its intended goal.  The bad-guys will
find the weak points.

MORE IN THE NEXT MESSAGE

Life of A Programmer — Session 7 — How Do I Become a Quality Assurance Software Engineer

April 29, 2013

RULE 2 — TEST ALL WORK PRODUCTS.

I was able to “look over NSA’s shoulder” when they were developing SELINUX (Secure Linux Operating System”.

Their activity can be best describe as “programming as usual”.

I asked them about their test plans.  They said that they were not going to test the system.  It would be Common Criteria tested when delivered.

This is not an adequate test plan.  Testing all of the work-products is the only way to thoroughly test the product.

Back in my hardware engineering days, we made test plans which thoroughly tested each circuit board.  Divide and conquer!

SELINUX will fall short of its intended goal.  The bad-guys will find the weak points.

MORE IN THE NEXT MESSAGE

Life of A Programmer — Session 7 — How Do I Become a Quality Assurance Software Engineer

March 8, 2013

RULE 2 — TEST ALL WORK PRODUCTS.

I was able to “look over NSA’s shoulder” when they were developing SELINUX (Secure Linux Operating System”.

Their activity can be best describe as “programming as usual”.

I asked them about their test plans.  They said that they were not going to test the system.  It would be Common Criteria tested when delivered.

This is not an adequate test plan.  Testing all of the work-products is the only way to thoroughly test the product.

Back in my hardware engineering days, we made test plans which thoroughly tested each circuit board.  Divide and conquer!

SELINUX will fall short of its intended goal.  The bad-guys will find the weak points.

MORE IN THE NEXT MESSAGE