Security on Rails

Security on Rails

by Ben Poweski, David Raphael
     
 

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

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781934356487
Publisher:
Pragmatic Programmers, LLC, The
Publication date:
01/12/2010
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet 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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