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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


You should now have a basic understanding of how to integrate or start an AWS Amplify project with React and React Native using TypeScript. It is important to understand the fundamentals and the options when creating your project with different React and Amplify CLIs, because your next project might have very specific requirements and you will want to start the project in the right way, without too many changes down the road.

Since React, React Native, and Expo are under rapid development and keep adding new capabilities every month, if you want to keep your knowledge up to date, you should always follow their websites closely to learn of all the new changes and apply them to your project accordingly. When I was halfway through the writing of this chapter, AWS completely changed the way the AWS Amplify UI works with their new library, which we will cover in the next chapter. Therefore, timing matters. If you are halfway through your project or are just starting a new project, it would be worthwhile us going through the next chapter together to see how to create an AWS Amplify app with the latest pre-built Amplify UI.