The main goal of this guide is to help developers avoid common mistakes while simultaneously learning a new programming language through a hands-on approach. This book provides an in-depth look at 'how to do it securely, showing the kinds of security problems which could pop up during development.
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The Secure Coding Practices Quick Reference Guide is an OWASP - Open Web Application Security Project, project. It is a "technology agnostic set of general software security coding practices, in a comprehensive checklist format, that can be integrated into the development lifecycle" (source).
OWASP itself is "an open community dedicated to enabling organizations to conceive, develop, acquire, operate, and maintain applications that can be trusted. All of the OWASP tools, documents, forums, and chapters are free and open to anyone interested in improving application security" (source).
This book was created using a few open source tools. If you're curious about how we built it from scratch, read the How To Contribute section.