Application Security Testing: An Integral Part of DevOps
November 28, 2006
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--> Recently Published Books
--> New on CodeGuru:
- Post Data Programmatically with "Webscraping"
- A Docking Panels Library in .NET 2.0
- [Updated] Deploy Your Applications and Components Using the Windows Installer
- Hacking Icon Resources
- Web Applications Performance Rules
- Compiling and Integrating Crypto++ into the Microsoft Visual C++ Environment
- Get Ready for Windows Workflow Foundation
--> Discussion Groups -- HOT
- Open Excel in VC++ and write data (C++)
- Single Linked-List (C++)
- Reasons to upgrade from VC++ 6 to .NET (C++)
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1. The Twelve Days of AJAX
2. Black Box Testing for Regulation Compliance and Software Certification
3. A Framework for Experimenting with Java 2D Image-Processing Filters
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Comments from the Editor
When you read various magazines, you often see references to what is "in" and what is "out". I spent a few minutes thinking about some of the things I thought were "out", "five minutes ago", and "in". I've listed a few below. The things that are "so five minute ago, are listed as 'ago'.
in - AJAX
ago - DHTML
out - Applets
in - C#
ago - java
out - ISAPI or Visual Baisc
in - PS3
ago - Xbox 360
out - Game Cube
in - multi-threading
ago - 64-bit computing
out - thunking
in - multi-core
ago - 64-bit (single-core)
out - 32-bit single-core
in - TDD
ago - Agile/Extreme
out - Waterfall
in - Ubuntu
ago - Red Hat
out - Unix
in - right-sourcing
ago - out-sourcing
out - do-it-yourself
in - term: SAAS
ago - term: SOA
out - term: web service
in - free tools
ago - time-bombed full version trials
out - trial versions
in - WCF
ago - Remoting
out - basic COM
This was a fun exercise. If you disagree with some of my items (and I'm sure there will some disagreements), feel free to let me know via email or on the discussion forum. I've created a thread so you can post your own items:
Until next week...
Bradley L. Jones
Recently Published Books
For those of you keeping up by reading books. The following are just a few of the new books that have been recently released. If you've read any of these, feel free to write a review to be posted on CodeGuru. See the submission guidelines at:
A bit out side the Developer focus, but technology books none-the-less:
--> .NET 2.0 Interoperability
A Problem-Solution Approach
By Bruce Bukovics for Apress
620 pages for $59.99 (Hard cover)
New & Updated Articles on CodeGuru
Following are short descriptions of new articles on CodeGuru. If you are interested in submitting your own article for inclusion on the site, then you will find guidelines located at
This week's CodeGuru posts:
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==> ASP.NET Tip
- Post Data Programmatically with
By Eric Smith
If you have a Web-based application that doesn't support Web services, you perform "webscraping": a Web-based screen scraping using the HttpWebRequest and HttpWebResponse objects.
- A Docking Panels Library in .NET
This library provides the functionality to add the docking panel and tabbed document UI as seen in Visual Studio 2005.
- [Updated] Deploy Your Applications and
Components Using the Windows
By Prabhakar Manikonda
Learn how to create setup programs without having the knowledge of setup scripts.
- Hacking Icon
By Vlad Riscutia
Learn how to replace the displayed icon of an executable file with an .ICO file of your choice.
- Web Applications Performance
When you design and develop your web application, you always must take into consideration the performance factor.
- Compiling and Integrating Crypto++ into the
Microsoft Visual C++ Environment
By Jeffrey Walton
Learn how to compile and integrate Crypto++ into the Microsoft Visual C++ environment.
- Get Ready for Windows Workflow
By Mark Strawmyer
Microsoft will introduce the much-anticipated Windows Workflow Foundation (WinWF) as part of the .NET Framework 3. Get the lowdown on WinWF and learn how to build a sequential workflow with it.
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Forums include Visual C++, General C++, Visual Basic, Java, General Technology, C#, ASP.NET, XML, Help Wanted, and much, much, more!
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Some of the current threads with the most activity are:
==> Open Excel in VC++ and write data
==> Single Linked-List (C++)
==> Reasons to upgrade from VC++ 6 to .NET
New Articles on Developer.com
Below are some of the new articles that have been posted to Developer.com (http://www.developer.com).
1. The Twelve Days of AJAX
By Vlad Kofman -
AJAX has been jingling all over the place over the last year or so. Vlad takes a look at twelve AJAX frameworks that might be worth more than a day of your time.
2. Black Box Testing for Regulation Compliance and Software
By Gadi Evron -
Look into the evolving field of blackbox testing using fuzzing technology, from a field of home-grown hacker tools to commercial-grade testing products which automate the process of QA security. You will see where this field is headed and how compliance and certification are introduced to software security using this technology.
3. A Framework for Experimenting with Java 2D Image-Processing
By Richard G. Baldwin -
Look into the image-filtering classes of the Java 2D API. Also learn how to write a framework program that makes it easy to use those image-filtering classes to modify the pixels in an image and to display the modified image.