Articles : Craig Risi


Top Use Cases for Machine Learning in Web Applications

by Craig Risi on Business • July 26, 2022

So, you have a web application, and you are considering exploring some machine learning (ML) solutions to see where they can be of value for your business. Well, the industry has already seen a lot of development and research in this space, so there are already many successful use cases that we can look at to see how ML might benefit your particular application.

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When To Use Machine Learning (And When Not To)

by Craig Risi on Machine Learning • July 12, 2022

In previous articles, we looked at how machine learning (ML) works and how to choose the right learning model for you. However, just because we can use machine learning, it doesn’t follow that it is always the best solution for any computational problem. So, in this guide, we will look at some of the limitations of ML, when to use it, and when to avoid it.

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How To Choose A Web Application Firewall

by Craig Risi on Security • June 8, 2022

Every business exposing online applications, services, and APIs needs a Web Application Firewall (WAF) to operate safely and protect against cybersecurity threats. A WAF identifies and blocks attacks that lead to downtime, leaked data, and compromised transactions and accounts. However, you might find that choosing the right WAF is a tricky business. 

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The Three Biggest Challenges When Building Scalable Applications

by Craig Risi on Tips and Tricks • May 24, 2022

Designing for scale is one of the fundamental principles of modern software engineering. However, an organization’s ambition to build scalable applications often exceeds its ability. While it's easy to see the incredible opportunities for scaling up and going global, many do not appreciate the biggest challenges facing development and DevOps teams building scalable apps.

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Secure Coding Practices

by Craig Risi on Tips and Tricks • April 26, 2022

We previously addressed the need to design secure applications and test for security during development. However, despite all good intentions, it is all too easy to focus on solving the immediate functional problem and ignore other objectives like security when writing code. 

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How To Test Application Security

by Craig Risi on Security • April 20, 2022

We constantly read about leaks and security attacks that hit well-known applications. Businesses cannot take security for granted. With so much critical data in play, they must prioritize application security and the process of identifying security flaws to ensure apps are safe. 

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