Advisory: First-Day-of-Issue dedication ceremony for the “Celebrating African American History and Culture” Forever stamp

Media only:  Lindsey Koren    202-633-4052korenl@si.edu Jermaine House   202-633-9495housej@si.edu What:  First-Day-of-Issue dedication ceremony for the “Celebrating African American History and Culture” Forever stamp Date:  Friday, October 13, 2017 – 8:30am When:  Friday, Oct. 13    8:30 a.m.   Doors open at 7:30 a.m. The U.S. Postal Service will post a video of …

October 2017, “Staff Pick” Project of the Month – Octave-Forge

For our October “Staff Pick” Project of the Month, we selected Octave-Forge, a collection of packages providing extra functionality for GNU Octave. Octave-Forge was previously elected “Community Choice” Project of the Month in July of 2015. Recently we caught up with the team behind the project, and they shared some …

Review by many eyes does not always prevent buggy code

Writing code is hard. Writing secure code is harder—much harder. And before you get there, you need to think about design and architecture. When you’re writing code to implement security functionality, it’s often based on architectures and designs that have been pored over and examined in detail. They may even …

7 deadly sins of documentation

Documentation seems to be a perennial problem in operations. Everyone agrees that it’s important to have, but few believe that their organizations have all the documentation they need. Effective documentation practices can improve incident response, speed up onboarding, and help reduce technical debt—but poor documentation practices can be worse than having no …