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Fixing Java security using IntelliJ IDEA

brianverm profile image ๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿผโ€๐Ÿ’ป Brian Vermeer ใƒป1 min read

Nowadays, developers are responsible for more than just creating the application. Besides working on features, developers have to focus on their applicationsโ€™ maintainability, scalability, reliability, and security. Many developers are unsure of where to start with security. In addition, most companies still work with a dedicated security team instead of having security expertise inside the team.

A lot of developers practically live in their integrated development environment (IDE). A good IDE is like a swiss army knife; it is your go-to tool to do almost everything. Having everything I need to build, run, test, debug, and secure my application, makes a good IDE invaluable for many developers.

From last yearโ€™s Snyk Java Ecosystem report, we know that IntelliJ IDEA is the most favorite and commonly used IDE in the Java landscape, for which Snyk has recently released a new IntelliJ IDE vulnerability scanner plugin. Letโ€™s see how we can integrate security and secure development into this IDE using this new plugin.

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