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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


In this chapter, we learned how to use Cypress and Cucumber to achieve BDD and test automation in one go. BDD and end-to-end test automation help in bridging the communication gap between the business team and the technical team, as it allows them to communicate directly to come up with SBE that have a common understanding. This will greatly reduce the rework rate of the upcoming project for your company.

The AWS Amplify pipeline takes this to the next level by handling all the Ops for the development team. All you need to do is configure the actual DevOps steps; the pipeline will be taking care of itself. I would call it NoOps since most of the Ops have been handled by the Amplify pipeline. Now, you only need to focus on shipping new features to the customer instead of fiddling around with the DevOps pipeline and test automation toolchains.

In the next chapter, we will show you how to set up a custom domain for your web app and the latest add-on to the AWS Amplify...