In this case, I’ll be arguing:
The easier it gets to write code(scripting, really), the sloppier it gets and the more insecure it gets.
We can see this because of the prevalence of sql injection, cross site scripting and error handling in the ever expanding catalog of new sites appearing on the internet.
I cite this from personal experience. As of late people seem to care more and more for ‘how pretty it is’ and less about what actually happens behind the scenes. I’m reminded of the 90s when video games were stuck in 256 color 320×240, with bleeps and bloops for sound – if you didn’t have a good story people wouldn’t buy your game. Now things are different. All people seem to care about are the graphics, and the story, music, and gameplay is all phoned-in.
These days I see new tools and applications online that in most cases make me shudder. A friend of mine, @quine noticed something – the android foursquare application communicates unencrypted, using apache’s ‘basic’ authentication.