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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

Understanding the workflow to leverage BDD

To do BDD properly in any businesses, we should consider the following workflow. We will show you all the essential examples throughout this chapter:

  1. Share a common understanding of the desired behavior of the solution or a feature between the business and technical teams via a conversation.
  2. Capturing the conversation as a User Story with the Gherkin syntax, which the system uses to check against the desired system behavior automatically through test automation.
  3. The development team needs to fulfill the desired system behavior by writing test cases (step definitions) and the actual code to build the system.
  4. Deploy the increment (frontend and backend artifacts) to an environment that can be accessed by both the business and technical teams automatically through the DevOps pipeline.
  5. Perform e2e test automation automatically.
  6. Generate Living Documentation in any format, such as text or video, automatically that the...