Book Image

Rapid Application Development with AWS Amplify

By : Adrian Leung
Book Image

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

Launching the ReactJS app

Let's call the amplify add hosting command to integrate all our code with Amplify Hosting. This will allow us to host the app with a dedicated URL so that we can share it with our friends or customers for user testing. Let's get started:

  1. Go back to your Terminal and enter the amplify add hosting command to configure Amplify Hosting through the Amplify CLI:
    amplify add hosting
    Select the plugin module to execute (Use arrow keys)
    ❯ Hosting with Amplify Console (Managed hosting with custom domains, Continuous deployment) 
      Amazon CloudFront and S3
    Choose a type 
      Continuous deployment (Git-based deployments) 
    ❯ Manual deployment 
    You can now publish your app using the following command:
    amplify publish
  2. Use the arrow keys to select manual deployment. Then, run the amplify publish command to publish the artifacts to the development environment with a staging URL:
    ✔ Successfully pulled backend environment...