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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

Understanding AWS authentication

The AWS Amplify Framework uses Amazon Cognito as its provider for authentication. Amazon Cognito is a robust user management suite that includes all the latest identity and access management standards, such as OAuth 2.0, SAML 2.0, and OpenID Connect.

Since it's a SaaS solution, you will have a free tier of 50,000 Monthly Active Users (MAUs) to start your next project, until you hit the limit and start paying the paid tier of each additional user that is above the free tier. It can be scaled to millions of users without you trying to figure out a solution to tackle the scalability problem. This is because it is all being handled behind the scenes, which takes all the stress away from all the scalability issues that you might be facing for your potentially super successful product.

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to add authentication to your application using Amazon Cognito and how to log in with a username with password. We will...