Our project began with a small ask: build a small Python back-end using AWS Lambda and API Gateway (with just a handful of endpoints to support a few pages) and use Serverless [https://serverless.com/] to manage the Cloud Formation setup. Not very involved, not much code, not even much configuration for the deploy. Next came authentication. In pursuing the joint dreams of DRTW ("don't reinvent the wheel") and WALCAP ("write as little code as possible"), we selected AWS Cognito over other opti
Nowadays just about everyone, everywhere, regardless of age and ability, uses a smartphone. With that in mind, it’s more important than ever to consider all the different ways to make your app accessible to everyone to ensure an inclusive experience. In this series, we’ll be discussing different ways iOS developers can make their apps more accessible. First up, we’ll be talking about Dynamic Type. Dynamic Type is a feature on iOS that enables the app’s content to scale based on the user's
This tutorial will describe how to... install Rust, create a new project and manage dependencies, Set up a simple web server, and compile the app and deploy to a virtual server. I'll be working on Ubuntu 20.04 but most of the setup should be the same on macOS or a different flavor of Linux.
Our mobile devices and the apps that run on them have a unique insight into our lives. We use them for communication, entertainment, shopping, photography, navigation, and myriad other purposes. Consequently, apps have access to a great deal of information about our preferences, our contacts, where we go, what we buy, and who we are. As app developers, we need to be cognizant of the information being handled by our apps and to safeguard it accordingly. The protection of sensitive information is
We were recently transitioning a client to use Heroku build pipelines for their Next.js project that handles most business logic through an external API, including authentication and cookie handling. This pipeline uses Heroku's review apps [https://devcenter.heroku.com/articles/github-integration-review-apps] as well as separate instances for staging and production environments. The client handled their domains through AWS's Route 53 [https://aws.amazon.com/route53/] DNS service. Pointing thei