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The Weird and The Wonderful forum is a place to post Coding Horrors, Worst Practices, and the occasional flash of brilliance.

We all come across code that simply boggles the mind. Lazy kludges, embarrassing mistakes, horrid workarounds and developers just not quite getting it. And then somedays we come across - or write - the truly sublime.

Post your Best, your worst, and your most interesting. But please - no programming questions . This forum is purely for amusement and discussions on code snippets. All actual programming questions will be removed.

 
GeneralRe: the outsourcing curse strikes again!! Pin
S@53K^S18-Apr-12 9:26
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Brad Stiles18-Apr-12 1:31
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RobCroll18-Apr-12 2:13
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S@53K^S18-Apr-12 5:28
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I.explore.code18-Apr-12 7:33
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S@53K^S18-Apr-12 9:22
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RobCroll18-Apr-12 14:00
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S@53K^S18-Apr-12 5:08
S@53K^S18-Apr-12 5:08 
I was a part of the Offshore team once.Trust me not all are security experts.After you have mentioned that security is a big deal in the application and that has to be taken care of,all I can say is only one thing there are hardly any security experts in the team that the work has been delivered to.Since majority of persons who manage the projects look for people who can do DB and UI work so they ignore the fact that in web application security is critical.Well out of my experience in working with a few large IT firms in INDIA,the more they look for is all the test cases executed and has client not come back with any defects.So I would suggest to mark it as a defect and then they would get the right persons to do the job.In this case most of the web app security is done by experts in Onsite and then the DLL is sent back to be used by the team at offshore.So offshore has no idea how it gets implemented.
All the team members in offshore cannot tell which of MD5 or SHA1 is more secure for hashing.So my suggestion would be next time you are looking up for people in offshore to work on projects for security,look up their project profiles to see if they done anything of that sort previously or not.I hope you would get a chance to look at the profiles of the team before they get to start work on projects,if not you can always request for the profiles before hiring and they must provide that if it is one of the top companies.
Sastry

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R. Giskard Reventlov18-Apr-12 5:22
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pafabian20-Apr-12 5:10
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I.explore.code20-Apr-12 10:30
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pafabian20-Apr-12 11:05
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BobJanova22-Apr-12 23:02
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krsmichael27-Apr-12 14:13
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