The book’s description from the O’Reilly page is, in part, as follows:
And if you’re in doubt, the book has 14 reviews on Amazon with a 4.5 star average rating. Definitely worth checking out.
The Tangled Web by Michal Zalewski
This one is subtitled “A Guide to Securing Modern Web Applications”. I like this book because it seems quite focused. It has one goal: To help you secure your web apps. Here’s part of the description from publisher No Starch Press:
“In The Tangled Web, Michal Zalewski, one of the world’s top browser security experts, offers a compelling narrative that explains exactly how browsers work and why they’re fundamentally insecure. Rather than dispense simplistic advice on vulnerabilities, Zalewski examines the entire browser security model, revealing weak points and providing crucial information for shoring up web application security.”
On Amazon, the book has 18 reviews with an average of 5-stars (only 2 of the 18 are 4-stars). Looks like a must-have for anyone concerned about the security of their website or web app.
Coincidentally, this book is being released on Amazon today. I was able to get an advance copy from O’Reilly, but I haven’t dug into it yet. If you know Zakas, then you know this is a quality pick-up even before reading it.
Here’s part of the O’Reilly page description:
Subtitled “Writing Readable Code”, the book covers code conventions, using tools like JSLint, style guides, and more.
Got Any Others?
If you have authored or know of any other good books that would be of interest to Web App developers, post a comment or contact me if you have a review copy.
Although I do have a print copy of each of the books listed above, I haven’t yet read any of them – there are a few other others I’m working my way through right now. But I do highly recommend all three due to the experience and reputation of the authors along with the quality of the publishers.