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Security on Railsby Ben Poweski
Synopses & Reviews
The advantage of using Rails is its agility; it makes developing your web applications easy and fast. The disadvantage is that it can leave holes in your security if you are not aware of common vulnerabilities. It's a nerve-wracking and unfortunate fact that there are plenty of malicious people lurking on the Web. As a Rails developer, it is essential that you understand how to assess risk and protect your data and your users.
Security on Rails uses established security principles to teach you how to write more secure software, defend your applications from common threats, and encrypt your data. We'll give you an example of a hacking exploit, and explore how to fix the weaknesses in an application.
You'll learn the steps you need to take to control access to information and authenticate users, including cryptography concepts and authorization. In addition, you'll see how to integrate your applications with external management systems; in short, the crucial details you must consider to protect yourself and your data.
The most important element of security is to plan for it before it becomes an issue. Security on Rails helps beginner and intermediate developers to take control of their applications and guard against attacks.
Book News Annotation:
Poweski (software developer) and Raphael (software development manager, McAfee, Inc.) provide a guide for Ruby on Rails developers who want to enhance their general security knowledge, write more secure software, encrypt data, and control access to information. This plain language, well-illustrated manual offers instruction on topics such as testing for security, validation, authentication, authorization, digital signatures and email, and centralized authentication. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The most important element of security is planning for it before it becomes an issue. This book helps beginner and intermediate developers take control of their applications, guard against attacks, and protect their data.
About the Author
Ben Poweski has developed software for the last decade for the business world and as an entrepreneur. When Ben is not working on his software projects, he enjoys riding his road bike through the suburbs of Dallas, playing guitar, and spending time with his family.
David Raphael works as a software development manager for McAfee, Inc. When not spending time with his son, David enjoys reading science fiction, playing guitar, and amateur photography.
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