The book Designing Secure Software: a guide for developers took nearly two years from finding a publisher to publication. These posts tell part of my experience developing the book and writing it. Writing a book is the ideal project for riding out a pandemic.

Coming Soon

Awaiting the release of any book requires patience, but this year amidst numerous supply chain challenges it’s particularly uncertain. The original October target date is almost here, but I can report that the publisher hopes to have copies of the print edition for sale in early November – about a month ahead of general release now set for December 2021. [Read More]

Complete Mediation in Sci-Fi

In the book Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir, there is a short scene (on page 339) that features a very clear example of failure to implement Complete Mediation (one of the secure design patterns described in Chapter 4 of my book). [Read More]

Complete book proof review

This week I reviewed the complete book PDF, checking that previous changes were successfully made by the compositor. With luck that should be make it final. [Read More]

Custom domain for this website

It’s time to point the domain name designingsecuresoftware.com at this website. For reference, the docs I referenced for this are noted below. [Read More]

Index review

The penultimate review for the book is the index, and I just hit Save on it. Creating the index was a surprisingly interesting as well as challenging part of writing the book, and I’m very glad to have tackled it myself. [Read More]

Sales categories adjustment

When the book appeared in the Amazon marketplace I set up an author’s page and claimed the title. I expected some sort of verification, but they just granted me the book I asked for. [Read More]

Updating Hugo

Hugo has worked well for me building this static website overall. However, it remains generally somewhat mysterious and there have been some bumps. [Read More]