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UNDERSTANDING THE PURPOSE OF SECURING YOUR APPLICATION

Obviously, there's little reason to secure the recipe database you created for your mother or that wedding database you whipped up for your daughter. You're probably not being paid for those databases. However, when a customer has a business need, you have to be able to secure the application.

The two main reasons to secure an application are to protect you as the developer and to protect your clients. Let's first look at it from a client's perspective and then from the developer's perspective.

Protecting Sensitive Data

If you're creating a business solution, your client probably doesn't want just anybody thumbing around company files looking at sensitive data. If you don't secure your application ...

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