Refactoring – Words Have a Meaning

  Refactoring: Marketing Spin Detected We live in the age of marketing spin. Sometimes it seems that nothing means what the plain words say. For example, we hear people say, “Can you refactor my COBOL to Java?” To a technically knowledgeable person in the IT industry, that is the same kind of question as “Can you pedal my fish faster than 20 miles per hour?” As the late Jim Morrison might have said, “You...

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Struts 2 Cybersecurity Flaw Affects All Versions

  Veracode Reports New Apache Struts 2 Security Problem From Veracode: “On Aug. 22 [2018], the Apache Software Foundation announced that a new critical remote code execution vulnerability was found in Apache Struts 2 (CVE-2018-11776). According to the Semmle Security Research Team, who first identified and reported the vulnerability, this flaw is ‘more critical’ than the Struts vulnerability behind the massive data breach...

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Struts 2 Does Not Solve the Security Problem – Moving to Spring Does

Struts 1 is End of Life Apache has made it clear that if you are using Struts 1, you need to move. The question was asked, “Given a major security problem or a serious bug is reported for Struts 1 in [the] near future, can we expect a new release with fixes?” Apache’s answer:
“As of now, actually no – that is what the EOL announcement essentially is about. Since the end of support is reached, you will either need to find...

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Migrating Struts to Spring

  What’s Wrong With Struts? If you have a credit report, there’s a good chance that you’re one of the 143 million American consumers whose sensitive personal information was exposed in a data breach at Equifax, one of the nation’s three major credit reporting agencies. Here are the facts, according to Equifax. The breach lasted from mid-May through July. The hackers accessed people’s names, Social Security numbers, birth...

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COTS Software

A Matter of Approach Program managers are faced with choosing between custom software development or the implementation of COTS Software to meet complex system requirements. ResQSoft’s adaptive reuse technology is equally proficient at developing custom applications from scratch or leveraging Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) Software to build these systems. The key to success is our approach. Minimizing Risk The COTS Software approach is...

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