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5 simple tricks to make your web application more secure

Most businesses today rely on websites to interact with customers, sell its products and deliver services to the customers. Frameworks like Zend, Asp.Net MVC, Symfony, SharePoint etc. are used for developing robust web applications. WordPress plays an important role in highly customized websites with easy content management. Those into eCommerce businesses turn to platforms like Magento. Apart from these specific needs, there are numerous other functions that a website and web application used for delivering the best solution to the visitors. These applications are delivered through web browsers and there and this trend is increasing day by day. And so are the application security vulnerabilities. Hackers and cybercriminals are in luck these days. According to a study done by HP across its offices, it was found that 69% of the total scanned web applications of the company had at least one SQL injection error. It was also found that 42% contained a cross-site scripting vulnerability. The hackers never leave a single opportunity to get inside your application and exploit it to their advantage. They are even equipped with automated attack tools which makes it easy for them to break into an application. Therefore, it is important businesses take the security aspect of their application seriously. While it might take a little longer to develop a security system for your web applications, there are a few basic things that a business can do to avoid security hazards. These are: Avoid user-supplied content like text, images or any kind of uploadable attachment. Such data can be used by a hacker to break into your application. Keep an eye on top vulnerabilities...

Gear Up – It’s Holi

The fragrance of colors in the environment makes a good mood and gives us a clue that Holi has arrived, the festival of colors and masti is near. One of the most beautiful and colorful festivals of our country is Holi, Classic Informatics has been instrumental in celebrating Holi every year with all staff members like a family. This year as well we were waiting for the Holi from a long time. The talks and planning about Holi were started right after the Jim Corbet Trip and the HR team was geared-up for yet another perfect Holi party. The last minute things were closed a week before Holi. Snacks menu was finalized, sweets were orders, Dholi and DJ were booked and colors were arranged too, wow we are ready for the Holi. A lot of our new team members who were to celebrate Holi for the first time in Classic were even more excited after knowing about previous Holi celebrations and fun stories from old employee. We celebrated Holi this year on 14th March together at both of our locations Delhi and Panchkula. CLASSICites were excited to play Holi from the morning itself; everyone was wearing white kurta’s / t-shirts or shirts as per the dress code. We gathered at around 4PM and right after our monthly chit-chats and important announcements we started playing Holi. Wait, yes the delicious snacks where ready too to get more energy before hitting the floor. The Dhol wala and DJ was warned not to stop before us. Some of us were very excited, and some were a little shy but in Classic “Nobody...

Big Data – What is it?

Big data, as the name suggests, represents data that is big. It is the term that is used to define data that is known to have exceeded the processing capacity of the traditionally used database systems. The fundamental characteristics of this data include its big size, fast moving speed and structure that cannot be fit in database architectures. The only way you can use this data is by using an alternative and more efficient processing mechanism. However, recent past has presented some viable approaches for processing of big data. As a result, big data has become a buzzword. These approaches tame the variability, velocity and volume of this data. It has become possible to unleash the power of big data and making the same available to the less well-resourced establishments with the use of open source software and cloud architectures. This data can be used by organizations in two ways. Companies can use this data for analytics and use it to get better insights to their business. Secondly, it gives these companies a valued trait of agility. The term ‘big data’ is just as nebulous as the term ‘cloud’. It includes a diverse set, which entails data from satellite imagery, web page content, server logs and data from social networks, in addition to data from several other sources. In the recent times, Big Data has been put to different uses. Superstar Lady Gaga has created her very own social network called ‘Littlemonster.com’ from the data of millions of fans who follow her on Facebook and Twitter. Many big healthcare organisations today are adopting advances data analytics which are helping...

Importance of Prototype in outsourcing Projects

One of the most effective and profitable business models used in recent times is Outsourcing. Projects are extensively outsourced for the quality and cost-effectiveness that this approach is capable of offering. There are a number of project development models that different companies use depending upon their client’s requirements. Every project is different and need a different approach to be handled. Especially, new business project needs to be taken care of with great care. That is why it is important to analyses the business requirements before going ahead with development. Analyzing business requirements helps in defining scope of the project as well as in determining what problems can be faced during the project development stage and what possible solutions can be used to address them. Therefore, most popular model amongst all the available options is the Prototype Model. The Prototype Model is used for development of projects for which the requirements are not explicitly declared or are not sure. In such scenarios, a prototype is developed and shown to ensure that development is advancing in the right direction. The prototype is then built upon, and the output of every stage of development is a product, which is a step closer to the final product. Prototype Model is suited for projects with an unclear requirement sets it ensure that the project is completed to the best of the company’s ability and capacity. The key elements of the process followed for the prototype approach of development and how it is important for projects are discussed in the sections that follow. Following a Well-Defined Process There are a number of models and process...

Magento for your eCommerce project

eCommerce has really taken off lately. And part of this success is the result of the ease with which eCommerce websites can be built. Especially, with Magento. This enterprise-class eCommerce platform took the web development for eCommerce industry by storm. With its ability to deliver high performance and scalable eCommerce solutions, Magento has become the first choice for fast growing as well as large businesses. Whether you are an enterprise, a digital agency or a start-up, with Magento’s enterprise-class features and flexibility, you can create eCommerce solutions tailored according to your business’s unique needs. Today, Magento enjoys the trust of more than 2,00,000 merchants across the globe. Global brands like Samsung, Ford, Fox Connect, Lenovo, Olympus, Men’s Heath, Nike and much more have developed their eCommerce portals on the Magento platform. One of the important reasons by Magento has known to become the most preferred eCommerce platform is that it offers completely secure and reliable solutions. But that’s something all the other eCommerce platforms that came in the past did too. Today we need more than just security and reliability. And that’s where Magento comes into the picture. Some other advantages of Magento specifying why it is such a successful and popular e-commerce website development solution, are mentioned below: Magento comes with thousands of plugins that offer several different functionalities. It also comes with many extensions that help Magento expert to develop not only an impressive e-commerce website but an eye-catching and efficient website too. Also, extensions reduce the workload of the Magento developers who work on the Magento platform. Another feature that Magento offers is the multi-store facility...

How is ASP.NET MVC 3 Different From ASP.NET MVC 4

If you are a developer or follower of web technologies, you would have certainly heard about the ASP .NET MVC framework. It is a technological framework that used for the development of scalable web applications that follow and meet the standards. The power of the MVC framework lies in the combination of technologies that are used. Moreover, the design patterns used are well established. The latest version of ASP .NET MVC framework is ASP .NET MVC 4, which is an improvement over its predecessor, ASP .NET MVC 3. If you have been wondering as to how the former is an improvement over the latter or how the two versions differ, here is the answer – If you ask for a judgment on the question, the answer is short. The shift from the ASP .NET MVC 3 to ASP .NET MVC 4 has meant the addition of a Web API, in addition to a few other features. If you have been following the evolution of this technology, you must be aware that ASP .NET MVC 3 was a major leap, in terms of functionality, from the ASP .NET MVC 2 version. However, this is not the case for ASP .NET MVC 4. In fact, the two versions are so similar that they can easily be run side by side. For smooth operation, there is a little advice that can be of use to you. When you plan to use ASP .NET MVC 4, uninstall the previous version, install this version and then reinstall the previous version. One of the most significant additions that have been made to ASP .NET MVC...