rhartness writes "I am a long time Software Engineer, however, almost all of my work has been developing server-side, intranet applications or applications for the Windows desktop environment. With that said, I have recently come up with an idea for a new website which would require extremely high levels of security (i.e. I need to be sure that my servers are as 100% rock-solid, unhackable as possible.) I am an experienced developer, and I have a general understanding of web security, however, I am clueless of what is requires to create a web server that is as secure as, say, a banking account management system.
Can the Slashdot community recommend good websites, books or any other resources that thoroughly discuss the topic of setting up a small web server or network for hosting a site that is as absolutely secure as possible?" top
rhartness (993048) writes "PhotoShop Disasters has found what appears to be the absolute worst piece of gaming box art, ever. It's not that the image itself is horribly made — it's the fact that some graphic designers at CAPCOM stupidly decided to take an image for their own game from IGN.com and forgot to remove IGN's watermark. The original story can be found at Kotaku with zoomed in shots of the watermark." top
rhartness writes "I've been a software engineer by profession for a few years and a programming enthusiast for much longer. As my experience has increased, so has the size of the projects that I have had to work on. Testing software has involved trying to do everything I can think of that the end user might try to do. Hopefully, this will break the application if there is a bug within my code.
The current project that I am working on involves numerous tiers within a smart client environment. Trial and error testing is no longer sufficient — there is simply to much that could happen.
Searching the internet for software testing resources provides quite an abundants of information but it's often quite philosophical and verbose. What are some practical resources that you fellow slashdotters use for testing your software projects?" top