Why Your Company Should Be Using CodeOps

CodeOps is a new and improved way to secure your development process.

Published on May. 10, 2024
Why Your Company Should Be Using CodeOps
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The software development landscape has become dangerous. According to Gartner, attacks across the software development lifecycle have seen triple-digit increases in recent years. 

In response, organizations have gravitated toward DevSecOps strategies and principles, many of which aim to bake security protocols into the development process as early as possible.

Now, there’s an emerging framework of software development in the same vein as the DevSecOps mentality: CodeOps. For any organization looking to create software products while adhering to the highest security standards, it’s important to know what CodeOps is, how it works and how it contributes to securing the software development lifecycle.

How Does CodeOps Secure Software?

  • It uses pre-vetted code modules, saving time and ensuring compliance.
  • It involves using a completely auditable codebase for regular audits to ensure the code:
    • Meets the organization’s internal security guidelines.
    • Doesn’t infringe on anyone’s intellectual property.
    • Doesn’t introduce known security issues.

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What Is CodeOps?

In software development, CodeOps is gaining recognition as a new approach that implements reusable, internally-owned code to streamline the development process. It’s driven by generative AI and modular coding concepts, which expedite the development lifecycle and catalyze innovation through the continual evolution of digital products.

Large enterprises and organizations, including the United States Air Force, have already used this methodology to build apps that reach unprecedented speed and innovation.

It begins with generative AI, which helps automatically generate code components based on predefined patterns and specifications. This, combined with modular coding concepts, allows developers to create reusable and internally-owned code and is the foundation of CodeOps.

 

Benefits of CodeOps

One of the most attractive aspects of CodeOps is speed. By reusing specifications and pre-certified code components, organizations can significantly reduce development time to ensure faster time-to-market for their digital products.

The process encourages efficiency and agility without compromising security, enabling teams to meet the continually evolving demands of modern business. Also, generative AI empowers developers to focus on ideation and high-level design while automated processes handle repetitive coding tasks.

Ultimately, CodeOps promotes a cyclical process where reusable code components contribute to robust, feature-rich products that put businesses ahead of the competition and align them with industry trends.

 

How CodeOps Secures Software

Security is a vital component of developing any kind of app; its importance extends beyond banking apps that handle millions of dollars in transactions each day, healthcare apps that deal with sensitive and private healthcare data or military software that operates with highly classified information. 

Any app that handles data (read: all apps) should include a stringent level of security that protects users’ privacy and the integrity of the data. Organizations that don’t prioritize app security risk dealing with the fallout from costly breaches, whether compensating those who were financially harmed or mending a damaged reputation.

Specifically, organizations can use CodeOps to address security in these ways.

Using Pre-Vetted Code Modules

CodeOps relies heavily on reusing existing code to save time, but it’s also an effective security measure. It mandates the assembly of secure, pre-screened and pre-tested app components across the entire stack (scaffolds, screens, connectors, models, deployers and so on).

Since these modules are pre-approved and conform to existing security guidelines, they don’t need to be individually re-certified for new projects before deployment.

Performing Regular Code Audits

Securely developing software with CodeOps involves using a fully auditable codebase so enterprise security teams can determine that the deployed code:

  • Conforms to the organization’s internal security guidelines, such as network port configurations, principle of least access and so on.
  • Won’t infringe upon someone else’s intellectual property.
  • Doesn’t introduce known security issues into the enterprise’s network via insecure imported libraries.

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Write Once, Test Once, Reuse Forever

Since CodeOps regularly updates code modules over time, teams can arm them with the latest security requirements to ensure that an app or website is always protected and compliant with the latest security standards.

Securing software is one of the industry’s biggest challenges, as evidenced by the growing number and severity of breaches that seemingly affect organizations and individuals weekly. CodeOps is a way for organizations to develop secure software quickly with code that has been tested, audited, and certified.

CodeOps enables teams to write once, test once and reuse forever, all while being assured that their applications and websites are secure.

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