Monday, January 08, 2007

Gain a Reputation for Building Trustworthy Applications

Gain a Reputation for Building Trustworthy Applications: "Gain a Reputation for Building Trustworthy Applications
Today's applications must address security appropriately or risk putting users and data at risk. Security tools, such as Watchfire's AppScan, allow you to effectively identify and correct your application's vulnerabilities before they can become a problem.

by Ty Anderson
December 22, 2006

Social Media has moved into the mainstream thanks to applications like YouTube, MySpace, Flickr, Blogger, and many, many more I can't even recall right now. Not only do these sites have great looking logos and catchy names, they also have what each of us building Web applications desire—an expanding user base along with great product 'buzz' (not to mention a healthy revenue stream). People everywhere are using these applications to share hilarious videos, to reveal way too much about their personal lives, and to express an opinion or two. Holding all of this together is the trust each user places into their Web application of choice. Trust is a great and beautiful concept but as the adage says: 'It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it.'"

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