Hacker News new | comments | show | ask | jobs | submitlogin
Lessons from Bug Hunters Who've Found 400 Bugs in Popular DBMSs (pingcap.com)
151 points by gesaint 11 days ago | hide | past | web | 2 comments | favorite

Interesting approach, however it would need a mastermind to actually give a more convoluted explanation of the relatively simple idea behind their approach. You essentially have to read the entire thing to get the picture, while one sentence may suffice. I.e:

Building tons of queries with some randomized approach and using a query mapping strategy to re-write them in a way that can't be optimized. Run both queries and see if they differ.

That is a simple but clever technique. These sorts of approaches feel like they will be part of a more formalized software engineering profession.

Guidelines | FAQ | Support | API | Security | Lists | Bookmarklet | DMCA | Apply to YC | Contact