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Keep things clear and simple

The more complexity and redundant elements you add to your app’s architecture, the easier it is for you to overlook something. Look at your app like a home. If it’s cluttered, then you might misplace your keys or fail to spot the window you’ve left unlocked.

That’s why it pays to keep things clear and simple. A more minimalist design means that everything is in its place and has a purpose in making your app run smoothly and securely.

Why it matters

  • By using lots of different frameworks and libraries, you increase your chances of coming across one that has been infected with malware.
  • Complex app architecture runs the risk of things being left and forgotten about. They can then end up becoming an attack vector for bad actors further down the line.
  • If you do come across some kind of error - or even some malware - it can be much harder to tell where it came from in the first place.

What you can do

Embrace a minimalist design

Keep things clean. Don’t use redundant elements when building your app that can quickly be forgotten. That way you don’t leave doors ajar for hackers to walk through.

Make sure everything is updated

If there are elements in the app architecture that haven’t been updated in a while, then it’s more likely that these can become vulnerable to attacks.

Limit the number of frameworks that you use

Making use of lots of different frameworks can help you to save time. But how do you know you can trust them all? Using fewer, well-known frameworks might add to your build time, but it will also help to keep your sensitive data secure.

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