AWS Lambda or Amazon Lambda?

As a cloud platform Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers over 175 services. If you pay attention, you’ll notice that people often do mistakes in the names of these services. For example they say Amazon Lambda instead of AWS Lambda, or AWS DynamoDB instead of Amazon DynamoDB.

While it’s important to use correct names and terms, it’s also hard or at least tricky sometimes. I’ve created a little tool to help with that and made it open source.

LGTM: a Chrome extension

If you don’t know LGTM is an initialism of “looks good to me”.

A few days ago, while going through my Twitter timeline, I spotted one tweet that turned on the bulb above my head. I was instantly inspired! 💡

Passwordless authentication: one step further

Today it is hard to image an app or a website on the internet that does not require authentication. Usually a sign-up form have at least two fields — email and password. That immediately brings two problems:

  1. The password should be strong enough otherwise it does not make sense to have it at all.
  2. The email address must be kept secure because it is user’s private information.