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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

Integrating Cypress with the DevOps pipeline

In this section, we will show you how to add the e2e test phase to the DevOps pipeline. At the time of writing, Cypress only works on the root directory with a single app. If you have a monorepo that contains many apps, then you will need to create a new repository and create an Amplify app to enable the e2e test.

If you set your Amplify app to manual deployment earlier in this book, then you might want to change Amplify Hosting to continuous deployment instead of manual deployment. You can run the amplify add hosting command again to select continuous deployment. This will take care of integrating the DevOps pipeline with the Amplify app:

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...