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Teaching robust programming

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Bishop, M. ; Dept. of Comput. Sci., California Univ., Davis, CA, USA ; Frincke, D.

Robust programming aims to prevent abnormal termination or unexpected actions and requires code to handle bad (invalid or absurd) inputs in a way that is consistent with the developer's intent. For example, if an internal error occurs, the program might terminate gracefully rather than simply failing, providing enough information for the programmer to debug the program and avoiding giving the user additional access or information. This article focuses on teaching these principles.

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Security & Privacy, IEEE  (Volume:2 ,  Issue: 2 )