Matthew J. Kellett

Website Architect and Developer

Development Articles

This section of the blog contains articles relating to different development techniques and technologies

Preventing XSS Attacks

This article shows examples and some of the preventative methods that can be used to stop Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) attacks.

As with previous two security articles, we again see why all input should be cleasned before being used or displayed.

Written by Matthew Kellett on 3rd July 2011Read the rest of the article

Preventing SQL Injection

This article shows examples and some of the preventative methods that can be used to stop SQL injection.

Again this isn't a definitive list but describes some of the basic techniques and will hopefully help to reinforce the fact that input should never be trusted.

Written by Matthew Kellett on 3rd July 2011Read the rest of the article

Coding For Security

A series of articles all about code security, the various types of hack and techniques that can be used to prevent them from occuring

This is by no-way a definitive list but should serve as a good basis for any developer looking to improve their own code security awareness and reduce the number of vulnerabilities being prodcude in code.

Written by Matthew Kellett on 19th June 2011Read the rest of the article

PHPEdit 4 IDE Review

PHPEdit is an integrated development environment specialized for PHP, the most popular web scripting language in the world. PHPEdit integrates all the tools you will need to carry out your web application projects.

Whether you are a student learning the technology, or a veteran professional with a skilled team, PHPEdit will bring the best out of you by increasing your efficiency and by making your life easier.

What better way to let you know what PHPEdit is than for them to tell you but now you have read what PHPEdit is, let's get down to the nitty gritty ... the features smile

As it states above, PHPEdit is an "integrated development environment (IDE)" meaning that it comes with a wide range of built-in tools to make your life easier. As you'd expect from any IDE these days it does come with the standard syntax highlighting, syntax checking, search and replace (either in the file you are in / have open, or across the whole project).

Written by Matthew Kellett on 9th February 2011Read the rest of the article

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Coding For Security

Below are the articles in this coding for security series.