Reaching the Masses:A New Subdiscipline of App Programmer Education

Weir, Charles and Rashid, Awais and Noble, James (2016) Reaching the Masses:A New Subdiscipline of App Programmer Education. In: FSE 2016 Proceedings of the 2016 24th ACM SIGSOFT International Symposium on Foundations of Software Engineering. ACM, New York, pp. 936-939. ISBN 9781450342186

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Abstract

Programmers’ lack of knowledge and interest in secure development threatens everyone who uses mobile apps. The rise of apps has engaged millions of independent app developers, who rarely encounter any but low level security techniques. But what if software security were presented as a game, or a story, or a discussion? What if learning app security techniques could be fun as well as empowering? Only by introducing the powerful motivating techniques developed for other disciplines can we hope to upskill independent app developers, and achieve the security that we’ll need in 2025 to safeguard our identities and our data.

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© ACM, 2016. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive Version of Record was published in FSE 2016 Proceedings of the 2016 24th ACM SIGSOFT International Symposium on Foundations of Software Engineering http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2950290.2983981
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25 Aug 2016 12:34
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