January/February 2018 issue of acmqueue

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Patching and Deployment

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Originally published in Queue vol. 3, no. 4
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Emery D. Berger - Software Needs Seatbelts and Airbags
Finding and fixing bugs in deployed software is difficult and time-consuming. Here are some alternatives.

Alex E. Bell - UML Fever
Acknowledgment is only the first step toward recovery from this potentially devastating affliction. The Institute of Infectious Diseases has recently published research confirming that the many and varied strains of UML Fever continue to spread worldwide, indiscriminately infecting software analysts, engineers, and managers alike. One of the fevers most serious side effects has been observed to be a significant increase in both the cost and duration of developing software products. This increase is largely attributable to a decrease in productivity resulting from fever-stricken individuals investing time and effort in activities that are of little or no value to producing deliverable products.

George Brandman - Patching the Enterprise
Organizations of all sizes are spending considerable efforts on getting patch management right - their businesses depend on it.

Joseph Dadzie - Understanding Software Patching
Developing and deploying patches is an increasingly important part of the software development process.


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