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Arthur Hicken

Arthur has been involved in software security and test automation at Parasoft for over 25 years, helping research new methods and techniques (including 5 patents) while helping clients improve their software practices.

Supporting the new 2017 Update to the OWASP Top 10

By Arthur Hicken on November 20, 2017

OWASP Top 10 – 2017 Update Today OWASP released the latest version of the OWASP Top 10 – 2017. This application security list has become one of...

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Application Security IS a Quality Problem: 6 Testing Tips to Benefit Both Quality and Security

By Arthur Hicken on October 5, 2017

Recently, I was reading a post on LinkedIn in which someone had asked the difference between several static analysis security vendors. One person,...

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Handling Noisy Unit Test Suites

By Arthur Hicken on July 21, 2017

Of the many reasons software developers complain about unit testing, dealing with noisy test suites is one of the biggest. And the longer a piece...

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5 Reasons Software Releases Fail

By Arthur Hicken on April 12, 2017

INTRODUCTION: All too often, I see organizations releasing software in a manner that is about as safe as playing a game of Russian Roulette –...

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A Healthy Static Analysis Strategy

By Arthur Hicken on March 13, 2017

As part of my series on the 7 habits of highly successful programmers, today I’m going to discuss a few ways to make sure that static analysis is...

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Improve Peer Code Review by Eliminating These Bad Habits

By Arthur Hicken on February 16, 2017

In my New Year’s webinar and subsequent blog post, I explained some of the habits of highly successful programmers that you can adopt to improve...

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The 7 Habits of Highly Successful Programmers

By Arthur Hicken on January 25, 2017

Exercise is hard – well, actually it’s not so much hard as it is tedious and easy to avoid. The exercise itself is straightforward, but doing it...

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False Positives in Static Code Analysis

By Arthur Hicken on February 21, 2016

"Too many false positives" is probably the most common excuses for avoiding static analysis. But static analysis doesn't have to be so noisy. ...

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10 Tips for Static Analysis Spring Cleaning

By Arthur Hicken on April 17, 2013

Now that we're in the middle of spring, we have a great excuse to revitalize our static analysis efforts with a little spring cleaning. Start off...

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