Posted February 09, 2018 02:05:10A few weeks ago, I got an email from a guy in the IT field who told me he’d found a bug in Java and the rest of its ecosystem.
I read the email and decided to investigate.
I started to look at what Java was used for, how it was distributed, and what developers use it for.
And then I noticed something: the vast majority of the bugs that people found in Java code were due to the absence of security annotations.
In the Java world, security annotations are one of the most widely used and widely accepted tools to make code safer.
There’s a lot of pressure on developers to do everything they can to make the code as safe as possible.
But this doesn’t mean that security annotations should be a replacement for good coding practices.
They’re useful for providing context for understanding the behavior of a software system.
As far as security annotations go, most developers can write simple, understandable code.
They don’t need to know a lot about what’s going on inside a Java program.
Most programmers just need to be able to understand what the annotations mean and apply them.
And that’s really the problem.
There are two kinds of security errors: security-oriented errors and security-non-security errors.
Security-oriented (or security-specific) errors are those that are caused by something you didn’t notice when writing code.
These are errors that the developer can easily fix, but they could have been prevented if the developer had thought through their use of the language.
For example, security-level errors are errors in the programming language itself that could have caused the error, but didn’t because the programmer thought about the problem and chose the correct solution.
Security-non to non-security-specific errors are the errors that are actually caused by the way the programmer interacts with the software.
For most programmers, non- security-related errors are easy to fix, and security related errors are harder to fix.
A security-based error is an error that can be fixed, but it’s not the problem itself that is the problem, but rather the way that the programmer handled the problem (such as by failing to understand the issue).
In this article, I’m going to look into some of the common security- and security non-related error types, as well as some of Java’s own mechanisms for preventing them.
I’m going through the source code for an example project to get a better feel for what’s possible.
If you’d like to learn more about the Java language and the code I’m about to write, I recommend checking out my previous Java book.