Years ago, when I first joined developerWorks, I oversaw (among other things) a section of the site that focused on security. Of course, there was no shortage of material to cover -- just as there was no shortage of shady characters doing shady things with technology -- so I had my work cut out for me.
Before long, it became clear that security is not an isolated issue, but permeates nearly every aspect of IT. (Those shady folks are innovative and versatile!) So we decided to close the section and incorporate security coverage into all of our other content areas as appropriate; after all, security affects nearly every topic we cover. Indeed, in the years since, the demand for secure applications and systems has grown exponentially. (Innovative, versatile, and diligent!) So I'm gratified to see so much security-related content on developerWorks. Case in point: Take a look at this week's top features (below), which include articles on Tripwire, iptables, cloud security, web app security -- and if you dig into the WebSphere Tech Journal, you can learn something about OAuth tokens, as well. Clearly, developerWorks is still empowering you to defeat the forces of evil.
OK, maybe that was over the top, but it's not often I get a chance to use the phrase "forces of evil."
Be careful out there.
John Swanson and the developerWorks editorial team
This week's top features on developerWorks:
- New WebSphere Developer Technical Journal (WebSphere)
- Use Tripwire to monitor file changes (AIX and UNIX)
- Implement secure SSH access to IBM Cloud (Cloud computing)
- Dimensional modeling with InfoSphere Data Architect: Reverse engineering (Information Management)
- Java development 2.0: Redis for the real world (Java technology)
- Firewall uptime and security with iptables (Open source)
- Automate vulnerability scanning of web applications with Rational AppScan (Rational)
- Get started with Backbone.js (Web development)
- XML data mining: Mining XML association rules (XML)