Security on the Brain Security is something we all know is important, but is it something that we always do? Most likely, not always. That’s partially because security is complex and takes time to implement. Many of you, these days, don’t have that time (it’s all about shortest time-to-market, right?) to think about security. You make sure that minimal security checks and balances are there, but that’s about it. Totally understand. But security doesn’t have to be complex to implement once you know what you have already available to you in the frameworks and products that you use every day. Over the course of the next few weeks, check back often as we’ll be demystifying different aspects of application security, simple things you can do to protect your applications, how to use the tools and frameworks you’re already using as your lines of defense against hacking, and more. Feel free to start or join discussions in the Canadian Developer Connection LinkedIn group to give and receive thoughts and feedback on these or any other topics from fellow Canadian developers and experts.
If you’ve been following my App Building Made Easier series (Parts 1 and 2 here), hopefully you’ve just started building your apps. Before you get too far, one thing that you’ll want to look at sooner rather than later is how you can secure the app. In this guest post, Andrei Marukovich explores several new features that have been added to Windows 8 and Visual Studio 2012 to help you do just that.
Guest post by Andrei Marukovich, Microsoft MVP
Application security is a topic of continuous interest and attention. Modern applications are expected to be robust, predictable and respectful of users’ privacy. To help developers build safer Windows Store apps, several new security features have been added to Windows 8 and Visual Studio 2012.
As always, if you have any specific questions or concerns about Windows Store app security or how to implement security protocols, or if you read something that you want to find more about, feel free to start a new discussion in the Canadian Developer Connection LinkedIn group. Andrei, community experts, and your fellow Canadian developers are there to answer and share.