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Secure by Design

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  64 ratings  ·  8 reviews
As a developer, you need to build software in a secure way. But you can't spend all your time focusing on security. The answer is to use good design principles, tools, and mindsets that make security an implicit result - it's secure by design. Then secure-by-design becomes a guiding principle in how you build your software, from code to architecture. This begins by underst ...more
Paperback, 375 pages
Published 2017 by Manning
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Dec 16, 2019 rated it it was ok
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The book is a torture to read. Although it contains some good ideas, which are, by the way, not new ones - the authors merely remind us about good existing practices, - it seems that the main goal was to write as many pages as possible telling as little as possible. Some concepts are repeated over and over again, so you get irritated reading the same thing for tenth time, not only across the book, but even in the same chapter.

The length of the book is further increased by introducing concepts a
Sep 24, 2018 rated it it was ok
There are some great ideas right at the beginning of the book. Don’t try to add security as a feature, instead put it in the design. Don’t use the basic data types like string, int and float for concepts that have important business rules attached.
The example with a negative quantity in a shopping bag shows this well: Using an int offers the possibility to use a negative number. What happens if you order -1 book? In his example the book store tried to send a check to get even with the customer.
Eduards Sizovs
Oct 09, 2019 rated it liked it
The book promotes an important idea, that developers should be designing software domain models that can protect themselves from harm – security attacks, data corruption, invariant breaches. I completely agree with the idea, and the book has some good examples, such as leveraging type-safety and value objects, designing a sound exception handling hierarchy, but in general I found the content shallow. The whole idea can be described in a single blog post.

The book is OK. Read this book and skim th
Łukasz Biedrycki
Dec 28, 2018 rated it liked it
This is a good book, I just prefer more condensed content.
Apr 11, 2020 rated it it was ok
This book should be called:

DDD - how to validate inputs


DDD - Use Domain Primitives


Hey! we will talk about security in chapter 14 that is 10 pages long.

2 stars:
chapter 14, thanks
what authors says about how to design using DDD is true, but firstly you need to design in DDD way. For instance, receipt for legacy system from the authors is... use DDD...

Sorry, but I was expecting something completely different. even from reading back of the book cover. I did not expect another book about DDD.
Maciej Pakulski
Jun 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Quite interesting, mostly recommended for junior/mid developers.
Rene Stein
May 05, 2019 rated it it was ok
Hodnocení pro MEAP v13.
Henrik Warne
Mar 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The key insight in this book is that good software design often leads to good security. Therefore, you don’t have to choose between features and security – you can have both at the same time. The most important idea in this regard is domain primitives. Never represent anything as a primitive type (string, int, float etc). Instead, create custom classes that capture the domain restrictions. For example, the quantity of books ordered should not be an int. Instead, it should be a Quantity value obj ...more
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