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Re: Re: Development at the speed of thought.

by vladb (Vicar)
on Jun 07, 2002 at 14:55 UTC ( #172550=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Development at the speed of thought.
in thread Development at the speed of thought.

Unfortunately no, there are factors outside of the script that come into play. Althought, I can't disclose a lot about the particular project, but the script 'analyzes' certain websites and indexes data in the database (in a dozen specially designed tables).

I agree with you on that rapid development may leave a number of holes uncovered. Althought, this being a 'throw-away' script (ment to run once and may be easily discarded once the job is done), any possibility of a break in security etc. is minimized ;). However, I too feel somewhat uneasy whenever I have to do a job like that ;/.

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by cjf (Parson) on Jun 07, 2002 at 15:26 UTC
    Althought, this being a 'throw-away' script

    In my experience there's no such thing as a throw-away script. They always find a way to stick around until long after they were supposed to be discarded. A little extra planning and testing can save you a lot of time down the road (consider why you use strict).

    any possibility of a break in security etc. is minimized

    A security policy requiring basic security practices for all scripts should be followed even when deadlines are rushed. Placing a CGI script online without basic measures like taint checking (yes, that's an oversimplification, I know) should not be allowed to happen. Security is a tradeoff, but basic checks are almost always worth it.

Re: Re: Re: Development at the speed of thought.
by Anonymous Monk on Jun 07, 2002 at 16:58 UTC
    Althought, this being a 'throw-away' script (ment to run once and may be easily discarded once the job is done)

    ROTFLMAO :-) Please, Please, Please return to this thread and follow up when management inevitably asks you to add to, modify, or otherwise maintain this "throw-away" script. I'll be conservative and bet on 3 months or less, but I wouldn't be surprised if it happened before the first week-long run is even over :-)

      I'd be surprised if it made it to the point of completion.

      "Yeah, he's going to do it for me."

      "That's great! I wonder if he can add on a little whirlygig that flubbers my mareseedotes."

      "Why not? He's very helpful,"

      And once more into the breach, dear friends, once more!

      ()-()
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