Amazon Cognito Custom Attributes

Amazon Cognito can be a useful service when you want to add authentication and authorization to an existing application on AWS. But I’ve also noticed a few quirks that I couldn’t find answers to anywhere in the documentation. So here’s my attempt to spare some folks idle hours search for answers.

Creating Serverless Applications for Your Portfolio

After an exhausting week and a half traveling to conferences I’m back home in Seattle and have my talk and workshop content from the trip to share with you! If you’re interested in getting started with Serverless on AWS and learning how to add serverless applications to your development portfolio you should take a look!

Serverless Application Patterns - Indexing Searchable User-Generated Content

Searchable content is a common component of many modern applications. But for applications that rely on a streams of new user-generated content how can we create a system that reliably and rapidly indexes searchable content and also provides ways to update, and act on changes to that data later on? This post will show you an architecture that can accomplish this using AWS services like Lambda, API Gateway, S3, Systems Manager Parameter Store, and DynamoDB. We’ll also use the third party provider Algolia for search.