Sebastian Waschnick

Sebastian Waschnick  

Principal Engineer

User authentication with AWS Cognito: The good, the bad and the ugly

There are only a few things in software engineering I love and hate at the same time - most of the time it’s quite obvious and going strongly in one direction. AWS Cognito is special and one of those rare cases where I love and hate something at the same time. It’s very ugly, and sometimes still great.

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Should I use AWS Cognito for user authentication

All applications need some kind of authentication. This can be considered a commodity, you actually don’t want to spend any time or energy on building or maintaining authentication. But somehow this is still hard! Even today and all possible solutions are somewhat special.

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Level up your home office: My7 tips for more ergonomics

It’s not only the current pandemic, the trend for more remote work started already before. I began my journey to work from home in the beginning of 2020 and tried to create a great environment to work for myself, even without a classic office. Here are my 7 tips to get your home office to the next level.

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How to become a better developer (without coding)

You want to become a better developer without more coding? You should read some books! Like forever ago I gave a talk about 15 books in 15 minutes. These books will help you (and helped me) to become better at what you love most: Developing software

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