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Vivian Rashotte is a digital marketer at Three Point Turn. She's a writer and a visual artist who's interested in digital strategy, brand management and creating compelling web content.

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Do You Know What’s In Your Code?

Posted on: May 22nd, 2015 by


 

Software code audit: do you know what's in your code?

Shoddy code is like a cheap toaster that’s made in Taiwan—it works for a while and then it burns your house down. Similarly, if your software is poorly coded it can cause you some big problems later down the line. If you’re not an experienced software developer, how can you assess your code to improve its quality and prevent disasters from occurring? The answer may be a code audit.

What is a code audit?

A code audit ensures that your software is well-made; it assesses the structure and quality of the code base, vulnerabilities in the code base, and the code quality processes. The way software is usually created is through a combination of previously created code, open source software, and commercial software—it’s rarely created from scratch. Poorly coded software could contain bugs, give way to security breaches, or violate programming conventions that make it difficult for other developers to work with. Any time a software product changes hands between organizations there’s a possible need for a code audit. Below are a few specific scenarios in which you might need a code audit.

Reasons for a code audit

  • You belong to a regulated industry (such as financial services, or pharmaceutical and healthcare) that requires verification that the processes in its regulations are being followed. This kind of code audit assesses the level of compliance with regulatory mandates.
  • A merger and acquisition (M&A) transaction is in motion, and your business, legal and engineering teams need a secure and thorough analysis of the software intellectual property (IP) assets.
  • Your software isn’t as efficient as you’d like it to be, and you want to improve its form, function, and technical quality. Aspects such as ease-of-use, reliability, security, and performance are assessed and improved.

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If you’d like to request a code audit or have our expert team of software developers build something for you, contact us below!

 

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Vivian Rashotte is a digital marketer at Three Point Turn. She's a writer and a visual artist who's interested in digital strategy, brand management and creating compelling web content.


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