Bad code. When you surf the web, chances are you don’t think about all the code that sits directly below (metaphorically speaking) that nice design you’re staring at on your screen, but regardless of whether or not you think of code every time you view a website, it exists. There is no denying it, bad code is out there and it can wreak havoc on a website and potentially the website’s visitors.
Sometimes bad code can mean a website isn’t as efficient as it should be, making a website slower and less responsive or broken in some parts, but sometimes bad code can mean your website is vulnerable to attack. Whether it be a cross site scripting attack or an SQL injection, it’s a real problem these days and it’s getting worse, which is why when I met with the executive team of 6Scan this past week while I was in San Francisco, I was super excited to hear about what they are building.