The Rietta Blog

Snowfroc 2020 - Application Security and Development

Application security is important to an entire company, but what practical steps can we take on a development team to keep applications secure?

Dependency Management and Security

Chris Choi

Security conscious developers can avoid security pitfalls in their own code, but what about the code that the developer did not write but is using?

A Newer Dev's Perspective on Learning OWASP

Rob Stringer

Why I'm learning Application Security as a blooming developer, and why other new programmers should consider it too! An overview of AppSec for beginners.

AppSec as a Requirement in the Development Process

A prediction that web application security will not be a post-development plugin you can add to your application in the decade of 2020-2030 and what you can do about it.

Xfinity is Man-in-the-Middle (MITM) Attacking my Internet

Alex Piechowski

Did you know that Xfinity regularly launches security attacks against it's own customers?

Patch Production Faster with Security-oriented Agile Development Practices

Companies take too long to patch production leaving plenty of time for threats to attack! Here's how to fix it with security-oriented Agile practices.

MySQL Decimal Data Type

Alex Piechowski

The MySQL decimal (A.K.A. numeric) data type can be used to store the exact numerical value with a fixed point decimal. The Syntax of MySQL's decimal is "DECIMAL(precision, scale)".

What is Web Accessibility?

Christopher Choi

It's important to answer the demand for accessible websites to proactively avoid legal implications after the Supreme Court declined to hear the Domino's Pizza appeal in an ADA case.

Acknowledge Open-Source Contributors with Git Authorship

Alex Piechowski

Even though Git has been the dominant VCS for over a decade, some popular open-source projects don't properly accredit contributors. Open-source projects have a ethical obligation to properly portray the work that was done to the project.

The Clean-up Refactor Deleting ".arel_tables"

Alex Piechowski

Composing queries with ActiveRecord and .arel_tables[] to select individual columns results in long lines. By delegating `arel_tables[] to .[], queries have a more readable interface without losing context. Delete .arel_tables from all usages; gain sanity dealing with complex queries.