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Express in Action: Writing, building, and testing Node.js applications by Evan M. Hahn

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Chapter 10. Security

This chapter covers

  • Keeping your Express code bug-free, using tools and testing
  • Dealing with attacks; knowing how they work and how to prevent them
  • Handling the inevitable server crash
  • Auditing your third-party code

In chapter 8, I told you that I had three favorite chapters. The first was chapter 3, where I discussed the foundations of Express in an attempt to give you a solid understanding of the framework. The second favorite was chapter 8, where your applications used databases to become more real. Welcome to my final favorite: the chapter about security.

I probably don’t have to tell you that computer security is important, and it’s becoming more so by the day. You’ve surely seen news headlines about data breaches, ...

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