Creating Secure Web Apps

What Every Developer Needs to Know About HTTPS Today

Secure internet communication is one of the most important issues facing technology practitioners these days. But for many software development teams, it’s an afterthought. Almost every week there’s a new headline about web security: Google Chrome flagging non-HTTPS sites as insecure, Apple requiring iOS apps’ API communication to use HTTPS, and Google giving search ranking preference to HTTPS.

Join Josh Aas, Executive Director of Let's Encrypt, and Chris Castle, Developer Advocate from Heroku, as they take you on a quick tour of what you, as a developer, need to know about HTTPS today plus show you how Let's Encrypt and Heroku are making it easier than ever for all developers to add HTTPS to their web apps.

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Josh Aas

Josh Aas

Executive Director

Let's Encrypt

Josh Aas is the Executive Director of Let's Encrypt, the non-profit certificate authority whose mission is to create a more secure and privacy-respecting Web for everyone. Prior to creating and running Let's Encrypt, Josh worked at Mozilla for more than a decade as an engineer and a strategist.

Chris Castle

Chris Castle

Developer Advocate


Chris is your Developer Advocate at Heroku. He likes to create simplicity and thrives on enabling others. He writes JavaScript, Ruby, sometimes Python, and more shell scripts than he wishes to admit.