Robust Programming by Example
- M. Bishop and C. Elliott, “Robust Programming by Example,” Proceedings of the Seventh World Conference on Information Security Education pp. 23–30 (June 2011).
Robust programming lies at the heart of the type of coding called “secure programming”. Yet it is rarely taught in academia. More commonly, the focus is on how to avoid creating well-known vulnerabilities. While important, that misses the point: a well-structured, robust program should anticipate where problems might arise and compensate for them. This paper discusses one view of robust programming and gives an example of how it may be taught.
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Proceedings of the Seventh World Conference on Information Security Education