First time in my programming I have dedicated QA. The first seven years more of a headache than a help. Now we have some very good QA. Makes a difference. And yes, debugging in very important. Sometimes it is a wake up when stepping through the code.
I identify as ... something/anything ... that hates people. In my world learning how to avoid/ignore people is a very useful and often required skill.
Luckily I still have 20+ years of experience to fall back on.
No coding skills will be needed. They're working on "no-code" platforms.
".45 ACP - because shooting twice is just silly" - JSOP, 2010 ----- You can never have too much ammo - unless you're swimming, or on fire. - JSOP, 2010 ----- When you pry the gun from my cold dead hands, be careful - the barrel will be very hot. - JSOP, 2013
One would think that security programming would be the most important given the paranoia about government agencies and criminals, domestic and foreign, keen to spy on all our communication traffic.
I remember decades ago a children's puppet "the Hood" from the Gerry Anderson Thunderbirds TV series, sold in toy shops; it had a build in speech chip with stock phrases, my favourite was "I will steal all their secrets". Just as relevant today!
I'm surprised at all the votes for security. Not that it isn't important, but surely it's not a concern that needs to infest every piece of code. If it does, something's wrong with the overall design. Not to mention that most security breaches are caused by users or administrators doing risky things.
OK, so what are some examples of writing secure code?
I don't know. But if you want examples for unsecure, I give you IoT... where 90% or more is just
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
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Rating helpful answers is nice, but saying thanks can be even nicer.
Is containers (Docker and Kubernetes), Cloud (Azure, AWS and lately GC) and DevOps.
AI and security are more high profile because they're in the news a lot, but somehow less in demand (or I'm looking at the wrong ads because I'm not really in that business).
What's funny is that Blockchain, the hype of three years ago, is completely out of the picture.
So that's what they're asking, whether it's important or if it'll die like Blockchain remains to be seen