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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

Troubleshooting techniques

You might be wondering how we are going to find out what happens when the build fails or what happens if the build doesn't work anymore due to library upgrades. So, in this section, we will learn how to look at the online console logs to find out about what went wrong. Let's get started:

  1. Let's create a failed build scenario by adding a bug to one of our React apps. To do this, comment out one of the import statements in the App.tsx file and recommit the code to the repository after:
    import * as subscriptions from "./graphql/subscriptions";
    // import { AmplifyS3Image } from "@aws-amplify/ui-react";
    import awsExports from "./aws-exports";
  2. Now, go to Amplify Console to check out the new build. The build should have failed due to the error that we created within the app.
  3. Click on the Build tab of the DevOps pipeline and expand the collapsible area where the frontend error occurred to check out the console...