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Web Developer Security Checklist

Web Developer Security Checklist

Developing secure, robust web applications in the cloud is hard, very hard. If you think it is easy, you are either a higher form of life or you have a painful awakening ahead of you. If you have drunk the MVP cool-aid and believe that you can create a product in one month that is both valuable and secure — think twice before you launch your “proto-product”. After you review the checklist below, acknowledge that you are skipping many of these critical security issues. At…

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Web Architecture 101

Web Architecture 101

The basic architecture concepts I wish I knew when I was getting started as a web developer Modern web application architecture overview The above diagram is a fairly good representation of our architecture at Storyblocks. If you’re not an experienced web developer, you’ll likely find it complicated. The walk through below should make it more approachable before we dive into the details of each component. A user searches on Google for “Strong Beautiful Fog And Sunbeams In The Forest”. The first…

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LAMP stack using docker-compose

LAMP stack using docker-compose

Objective Following this tutorial you will be able to create a LAMP environment using the Docker technology. Requirements Root permissions Basic knowledge of Docker Difficulty MEDIUM Conventions # – requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command $ – requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user Introduction Docker is an open source project aimed at providing software inside containers. You can think of a container as a sort of “package”,…

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New API development solution

New API development solution

Standard Library is the fastest way to build, ship, host, document, scale and integrate with APIs without the headache of managing infrastructure and complicated toolchains. See how our serverless platform is changing software development — from internal tools to external developer APIs. Code.xyz Code.xyz is an online code editor. It was carefully hand-crafted to power API development: specialized for webhooks, workflow automation tasks, and, of course, general API design tooling. You can think of it almost like the Google Docs for…

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Building a Serverless Web App on AWS Services

Building a Serverless Web App on AWS Services

Introduction In this tutorial, you’ll learn to build a simple web application using the following AWS Services: AWS DynamoDB as the database AWS Lambda to create functions that will read and write from/to the database AWS API Gateway to create the REST API that the web application will use AWS S3 to host the web application AWS CloudFront to deliver the web application from a location near to the user’s location. Here’s the architecture diagram: For the lambda functions, we will use a Node.js runtime…

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