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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

Triggering the pipeline

There are a few ways to trigger the DevOps pipeline. We can trigger the pipeline by committing the code through the repository and triggering the build automatically, or by directly triggering the pipeline manually.

Imagine working with multiple team members who are working on the trunk together and we keep triggering the pipeline with an unfinished feature. Ideally, we would like to trigger the pipeline when the team is ready to integrate. To do this, we will need to disable the auto build feature of the pipeline:

  1. Go to Amplify Console | App | General | Branches, click on the Action dropdown, and select the Disable auto build option:

    Figure 7.20 – Disable auto build option

    After this, we will need to create a webhook on the Build Settings page.

  2. Click on the Create webhook button:

    Figure 7.21 – Create webhook button

  3. Enter a desired name for the webhook or leave it blank. If you leave it blank, a default name will be used instead...