Nowadays, developers are responsible for more than just creating the application. Besides working on features, developers have to focus on their applications’ 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 year’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. Let’s see how we can integrate security and secure development into this IDE using this new plugin.