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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

Adding a custom domain name using a third-party DNS provider

Many of us might have purchased some domain names through various DNS providers. This section will give you an idea of how to easily hook up your existing domain name to the Amplify app. The only difference between setting up a domain name through Route 53 and a third-party DNS provider is the verification steps. If you have already owned or purchased a domain name through a third-party DNS provider, follow these steps to configure it with the AWS Amplify Console:

  1. Go to the Domain management dashboard via the AWS Amplify Console and enter the domain name that you have just purchased from the third-party DNS provider (GoDaddy, in our case). Then, click the Configure domain button:

    Figure 9.7 – Amplify Console – Finding a domain

    This feature works with a domain name that has been purchased through AWS Route 53 or external websites such as GoDaddy.

  2. By default, the domain name you've purchased from...