Why you need to monitor your code quality and security

By John Cleary

Why you need to monitor your code quality and security

At one point in time in software development, code quality was at the forefront of everyone’s mind. Software defects could yield life-threatening consequences depending on the software’s usage. This was mainly the case for embedded development and QA teams. In contrast, security continued to be a huge concern for web and commercial applications which handle sensitive customer data.

But today, businesses rely on connectivity between embedded systems and web applications to complete their unique processes. In the transition, code quality and code security may have taken a back seat in some people’s minds. But these qualities are still important, especially for businesses who want to keep IT costs down. So what does monitoring your code quality and security look like in today’s world?

The code review process

Your software developers should continually carry out code reviews. Mistakes like mistypes, security bugs, architectural errors, and business logic flaws are easier to catch and quicker to fix during development than in a finished product. The process of code reviewing saves time because rectifications are swift and effective. This will save you money and prevent you from promoting, distributing, or using a finished product full of bugs, which would bring long disruptions to your day-to-day operations. 

This code review process is a huge part of project recovery, helping businesses overcome problems with their software saving them time, money, and hits to their reputation.

Code security

Web applications provide a portal through network firewalls. It allows attackers to access sensitive data by exploiting vulnerabilities in the software. Most web applications should go through security testing, testing the code for common weaknesses. Embedded technology developers were traditionally less focused on security and more on quality. However, with the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT), it has become more of a focus and most embedded devices connect to the internet, leaving them vulnerable to attacks and breaches. 

Managing quality and security

Swift advances in technology mean it is easy for your applications to become insecure as malicious actors can target new flaws and access data and your applications become outdated. If this happens, you will need to have developers assess your application, identify flaws, and update the code to improve security. This means your customers and staff can use your applications safely with a more protected software. However, doing this often means going off track and draining your internal resources. So you need a company who can assure you of fast, simple success. 

Createk has vast experience with helping businesses ensure their applications have quality coding and are secure from malicious attacks. For example, when Createk teamed up with CR Worldwide to get their web application back up and running as quickly as possible, they conducted a code quality review and an overall product health check initially to see the best course of action in fixing the project as quickly as possible to prevent any extra losses to CR Worldwide. 

If you need a code quality review to ensure your application is functioning at its best and staying safe and secure, Createk can help. Our dedicated team has the expertise and agility to respond to your needs and come up with a cost-effective solution. All you need to do is contact us for quick a chat by calling 0330 995 0685.

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