Michiel de Jong suggests solving the data privacy and scalability issues by enabling mobile apps to connect to user's preferred back-end using Dropbox.js, GDrive JS, NimbusBase, remoteStorage.io, etc.
Francois Lascelles examines the role of API management infrastructure in API Security, API Access Control and API Federation and its interaction with enterprise infrastructure, social identity and application developers.
Justin Kobel introduces claims-based authentication, what are claims, their life cycle, explaining how to consume them in .NET through a number of demoes.
Burt Beckwith discusses the security risks web applications may face (XSS, CRSF, SQL injection) and the libraries and plugins that developers can use to secure their Grails applications.
Blake Dournaee covers the often forgotten back-end architecture for mobile apps which should expose cross-platform APIs to mitigate some of the effects of mobile O/S fragmentation.
Neil Killick proposes ways to reduce risk and uncertainty, calculate a product’s price, determine delivery dates and roadmap, do Scrum and XP without using estimates.
Tormod Varhaugvik provides a design and rationale for an In Memory and Big Data architecture for live equity and risk assessment, using Tax Norway’ new architecture as an example.
Brittany Tarvin discusses the security and privacy issues related to mobile inter-app communication.
Chas Emerick explains how to implement multi-factor authentication, role-based authorization and phishing prevention with Friend.
Bruce Schneier of the famed Schneier on Security blog puts security in the context of our allegiances to cloud and SaaS providers, the recent news about PRISM and the lack of privacy for us as citizens.
Alex Batlin and Shane Williams explore the challenges faced maintaining the security of mobile apps and also take a look at the enterprise implications with the push for BYOD.
Charles Cai, Ashwani Roy discuss a robust, cost effective, hypothetical solution to address extreme challenges in financial institutions, from decision making support to pricing and risk management.