re security, except for amazon's cloud ec2 offering actually gives some thought to security, from what I have heard. Microchip uses it for its most recent "internet of things" tool. But its mainstream free development tool is not offered that way, although since it is based i believe on Java Beans framework could be easily adapted.
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