Charlie Bedard

How to serve open source software maintainers without annoying them

Blog entry written by Dr. Munawar Hafiz, CEO of OpenRefactory Inc. This is a long and winding story with a set of lessons in the end. There is a TL;DR in the end for the restless, but the others are encouraged to follow along. OpenRefactory is in conversations with the alpha-omega project of OpenSSF on an ambitious project …

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iCR detects the latest PyPI repository poisoning attempt

**Image courtesy of Cyber Kendra) Open source libraries lay the foundations for modern applications. Polluting the libraries opens up opportunities to create security backdoors at a massive scale. There have been several recent incidents to pollute open source repositories. Here is a story from last week. On May 2022, a Reddit user posted that he …

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The future is here: Three DevOps future trends in OpenRefactory’s Intelligent Code Repair

Ashish Kakran of Thomvest ventures writes about the emerging DevOps trends in a recent article published in the DevOps blog space.             https://devops.com/devops-trends-to-watch-in-2021/ Ashish identifies several emerging trends in DevOps practices. We, at OpenRefactory, follow the commentaries from the thought leaders and gauge how our Intelligent Code Repair (iCR) solves the …

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SAST Signal to Noise

This is an opinion piece written by Charlie Bedard, COO of OpenRefactory. Charlie reflects on SAST practices based on his years of experience. Programing languages are the “carpenter’s tools” for software developers. Just like a good carpenter would not use a chisel as a screwdriver (OK, I have done that in an “emergency”), it is …

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