While working on my next blog post, I happened upon episode 27 of the OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) podcast interview with Rafal Los. If you have not subscribed to the OWASP podcast let me recommend it now!
Rafal gets pretty fired up during the interview on the direction that web application development has headed. He notes the importance of simplicity when developing web applications and condemns complexity. His arguments are convincing and it is worth a listen. Unfortunately, I am not convinced that what needs to happen will ever happen but one can hope.
In episode 28, an interview Ross John Anderson, Ross discusses the axiom of functionality, scalability, and security. He proposes any information system cannot have more than two of these at a given time. Again the interview is worth a listen.