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Story idea for Blog: Automatic security analysis for PHP code
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Please provide the following information.

  • Provide a short summary of your proposed post for the Wikimedia Technical Blog:

Taint-check-plugin recently came out of beta. The plugin find security vulnerability in PHP code without running it. The post would explain how it works, the road that took us here, how to use it, how to read its output, and how to customize it.

I'd say "Big picture" or "A feature update".

  • What audience or audiences do you think your post is appropriate for:

Anyone developing PHP code.

  • Will you need assistance with writing your blog post?

A review would be very much appreciated, but I can probably write it on my own.

  • Does your post need to be published by a certain date?

No.

  • Do you have any other questions or comments?

Not really, aside from help with choosing between "Big picture" and "A feature update".

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Event Timeline

@Daimona This sounds like a great idea for a post! Do you want to write the first draft, and then I can provide suggestions and copyediting.

Many folks find editing in Google docs works well, but if you have a preference for a different place to compose and edit the post, let me know!

@Daimona This sounds like a great idea for a post! Do you want to write the first draft, and then I can provide suggestions and copyediting.

Sure, that would be great! I might be able to start writing this week, although I'm likely going to be busy for the next couple of weeks as I'm preparing two unrelated presentations (+other personal stuff). I hope to be able to submit a first draft before Dec 10.

Many folks find editing in Google docs works well, but if you have a preference for a different place to compose and edit the post, let me know!

Yes, Google docs is fine.

@Daimona Just touching base to see how you are progressing on this. Let me know if I can be of any help!

@Daimona Just touching base to see how you are progressing on this. Let me know if I can be of any help!

Hey, I began writing the post, but I'd like to take some more time to finish the stub. Hopefully I can send you a link soon