Flask Tutorial: Simple User Registration and Login

avatar-rdegges.jpg Randall Degges

Flask is my favorite Python web framework. It’s minimal, it’s fast, and most of all: it’s fun. I love almost everything about Flask development, with one exception: user management. User management in Flask, just like in many other web frameworks, is difficult. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve created user databases, set up groups and roles, integrated social login providers, handled password reset workflows, configured multi-factor authentication workflows, etc. Even awesome libraries like...

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Add CI/CD to Your Spring Boot App with Jenkins X and Kubernetes

avatar-matt_raible.jpg Matt Raible

A lot has happened in the last five years of software development. What it means to build, deploy, and orchestrate software has changed drastically. There’s been a move from hosting software on-premise to public cloud and shift from virtual machines (VMs) to containers. Containers are cheaper to run than VMs because they require fewer resources and run as single processes. Moving to containers has reduced costs, but created the problem of how to run containers...

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Build a Health Tracking App with React, GraphQL, and User Authentication

avatar-matt_raible.jpg Matt Raible

I think you’ll like the story I’m about to tell you. I’m going to show you how to build a GraphQL API with Vesper framework, TypeORM, and MySQL. These are Node frameworks, and I’ll use TypeScript for the language. For the client, I’ll use React, reactstrap, and Apollo Client to talk to the API. Once you have this environment working, and you add secure user authentication, I believe you’ll love the experience! Why focus on...

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Build a Basic CRUD App with Node and React

avatar-bkelley.jpg Braden Kelley

There are a lot of JavaScript frameworks out there today. It seems like I hear about a new one every month or so. They all have their advantages and are usually there to solve some sort of problem with an existing framework. My favorite to work with so far has been React. One of the best things about it is how many open source components and libraries there are in the React ecosystem, so you...

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Add Authentication to your PHP App in 5 Minutes

avatar-aaronpk.jpg Aaron Parecki

Have you ever found yourself building an app and needing to add authentication, dreading the thought of setting up yet another username and password database? In this post, I’ll show you how easy it is to use Okta to add authentication to a simple PHP app in 5 minutes. By leveraging Okta’s simple OAuth API, we can breeze past most of the challenges involved in authenticating users by letting Okta take care of the hard...

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Secure Your API with OAuth, Mulesoft, and Okta in 20 Minutes

avatar-tom_smith.jpg Tom Smith

If you’re building or managing an API, you’re probably using an API gateway to help you manage it. Hopefully, you’re also using OAuth and an identity provider (IdP) like Okta to secure your API through the gateway. Maybe you’ve also discovered that getting the “OAuth dance” working properly among the gateway, IdP, and application can be tricky. I’ve worked with a lot of different API gateways and want to provide some guidance and tools to...

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Deploy Your Secure Vue.js App to AWS

avatar-brandon_parise.jpg Brandon Parise

Writing a Vue app is intuitive, straightforward, and fast. With low barriers to entry, a component-based approach, and built-in features like hot reloading and webpack, Vue allows you to focus on developing your application rather than worrying about your dev environment and build processes. But, what happens when you are ready to deploy your app into production? The choices can be endless and sometimes unintuitive. As an AWS Certified Solutions Architect, I am frequently asked...

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Build a Secure CRUD App with ASP.NET Core and React

avatar-leebrandt.jpg Lee Brandt

These days it’s prevalent to have a “back-end” and a “front-end” allowing two (or more) teams to work on a project. Microsoft’s latest version of the ASP.NET Core framework is cross-platform and performant. Pairing it with the power and flexibility of Facebook’s React framework makes it a pretty stable platform. In this tutorial, I will show you how to build a secure CRUD (Create, Read, Update, and Delete) application using these two powerful technologies. When...

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What is the OAuth 2.0 Password Grant Type?

avatar-aaronpk.jpg Aaron Parecki

The OAuth 2.0 Password Grant Type is a way to get an access token given a username and password. It’s typically used only by a service’s own mobile apps and is not usually made available to third party developers. This post is the third in a series where we explore frequently used OAuth 2.0 grant types. Previously we covered the Authorization Code and Implicit grant type. If you want to back up a bit and...

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Tutorial: Build a Basic CRUD App with Node.js

avatar-rdegges.jpg Randall Degges

Node.js is eating the world. Many of the largest companies are building more and more of their websites and API services with Node.js, and there’s no sign of a slowdown. I’ve been working with Node.js since 2012 and have been excited to see the community and tooling grow and evolve — there’s no better time to get started with Node.js development than right now. This tutorial will take you step-by-step through building a fully functional...

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