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Ultimate Guide To Application Security

by Iwan Price-Evans on Tips and Tricks • July 14, 2022

This is the ultimate guide to securing your applications, servers, and APIs, including design, coding, testing, compliance, deployment, infrastructure, and threat intel.  Cyber security is of critical importance: According to a TransUnion Holiday Retail Fraud Survey, 46% of customers are concerned ...

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6 MINUTES

How To Deploy Kubernetes Apps Efficiently

by Dave Blakey on Tips and Tricks • June 14, 2022

Kubernetes has been a revelation for companies working with containers. It makes container orchestration consistent, which can streamline development and make CI/CD processes more reliable. However, your success depends on more than developing containerized applications and integrating Kubernetes into your CI tooling. You still need to consider how you will deploy your containers into a production environment. This process can be just as challenging as introducing containers into your software architecture in the first place.

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3 MINUTES

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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3 MINUTES

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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5 MINUTES

Designing Secure Applications

by Iwan Price-Evans on Tips and Tricks • April 7, 2022

Hackers, malware, cybercriminals, and more threaten modern applications constantly. Malicious actors will try to uncover and exploit any vulnerabilities to steal private data, disrupt your service, and more. When designing our applications, we must prevent or mitigate these potential vulnerabilities as early as possible. Identifying and fixing security gaps late in the development process can be very expensive. Many of the biggest vulnerabilities arise from poor design and require significant effort to resolve. You can avoid wasting time and resources by following the correct principles in the application design phase.

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7 MINUTES

Best Practices for Disaster-Resilient Application Infrastructure

by Craig Risi on Tips and Tricks • January 18, 2022

Websites and applications should be designed to be functional, high-performance, and resilient to common and uncommon disasters. Despite your best plans, it’s inevitable that events will conspire to interrupt the smooth operation of your systems. For businesses that depend on software and web services, disasters can have a massive financial impact, making it critical for IT teams to do everything possible to avoid or mitigate them. The way your applications respond to disaster incidents is a good indication of the overall quality of your architecture and code. Today, we will share some tips that should help you and your team build an application infrastructure that is resilient against even the worst disasters.

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