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Rapid Application Development with AWS Amplify

By : Adrian Leung
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Rapid Application Development with AWS Amplify

By: Adrian Leung

Overview of this book

AWS Amplify is a modern toolkit that includes a command line interface (CLI); libraries for JS, iOS, and Android programming; UI component libraries for frameworks like React, Angular, and Vue.js for web development, and React Native and Flutter for mobile development. You'll begin by learning how to build AWS Amplify solutions with React and React Native with TypeScript from scratch, along with integrating it with existing solutions. This book will show you the fastest way to build a production-ready minimum viable product (MVP) within days instead of years. You'll also discover how to increase development speed without compromising on quality by adopting behavior-driven development (BDD) and Cypress for end-to-end test automation, as well as the Amplify build pipeline (DevOps or CI/CD pipeline) to ensure optimal quality throughout continuous test automation and continuous delivery. As you advance, you'll work with React to determine how to build progressive web apps (PWAs) with Amplify and React Native for cross-platform mobile apps. In addition to this, you'll find out how to set up a custom domain name for your new website and set up the AWS Amplify Admin UI for managing the content of your app effectively. By the end of this AWS book, you'll be able to build a full-stack AWS Amplify solution all by yourself.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)
Section 1: Getting Ready
Section 2: Building a Photo Sharing App
Section 3: Production Readiness

Enabling the Amplify DevOps pipeline

To enable the Amplify DevOps pipeline, the app must be set up for continuous deployment and connected to a GitHub repository. Follow these steps to enable the continuous deployment pipeline for your apps:

  1. Open a Terminal and enter the amplify add hosting command for the ReactJS, React Native for Web, and Expo Web projects. Then, select Continuous deployment as type. This will open Amplify Console in your browser:
    amplify add hosting
    ? Select the plugin module to execute Hosting with Amplify Console (Managed hosting with custom domains, Continuous deployment)
    ? Choose a type Continuous deployment (Git-based deployments)
    ? Continuous deployment is configured in the Amplify Console. Please hit enter once you connect your repository
  2. Choose your favorite GitHub repository provider and click Connect branch:

    Figure 7.1 – Connecting to a GitHub repository

  3. Click on the drop - down menu to select the correct repository for your app and...