Is software development a science or an art?
The software industry treats it as a science. It uses processes like MRDs,
PRDs, and functional specs to convert customer needs into software that
solves their problems. Various roles like product managers, engineering
managers, project managers, architects, and programmers work together to
drive the process like an efficient machine. Programmers are usually referred
to as software engineers, but unlike mechanical, civil, and other kinds of
engineers, software engineers don’t have any certification process or
formal requirements. In fact, technically, software engineers aren’t
engineers at all.
Many famous people in the field recognize programming as an art. Good code
isn’t a commodity that’s just pumped out – it’s
composed like a novel or music. Good software is created from good code u... (more)
For a small business, flexibility and cost are key factors to bear in mind
when considering a network threat management solution.
The network security space has been dominated by big proprietary vendors like
Barracuda, SonicWall, and WatchGuard. However, many people simply don't have
the time or budget to research all the possible vendors and order, install,
and configure a network appliance, so they postpone addressing network
Given the cost and inflexibility associated with proprietary vendors, open
source solutions may seem like a good option. However, many businesse... (more)