In Java a local variable has to be initialized before it can be used. I always thought the reason for imposing this rule was to ensure that variables are never used with junk values if a programmer forgets to initialize them. This would result in runtime bugs. However while reading "Java Security - Scott Oaks" I realized that there is a also a security concern in allowing usage of initialized variables. A rogue programmer could create a very large uninitialized variable and then inspect the contents of it's memory location. Such an operation could compromise the security of the machine on which the program (applet) is being run.
Photo by Helloquence on Unsplash This is the third post in a series of five posts on how to plan a user guide. In the first post , I wrote about how to conduct an audience analysis and the second post discussed how to define the overall scope of the manual. Once the overall scope of the user guide is defined, the next step is to coordinate the team that will work on creating the manual. A typical team will consist of the following roles. Many of these roles will be fulfilled by freelancers since they are one-off or intermittent work engagements. At the end of the article, I have provided a list of websites where you can find good freelancers. Creative Artist You'll need to work with a creative artist to design the cover page and any other images for the user guide. Most small to mid-sized companies don't have a dedicated creative artist on their rolls. But that's not a problem. There are several freelancing websites where you can work with great creative ar