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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

Technical requirements

To complete this chapter, you must have completed the exercises found in the previous chapters. This will help understand how to create a blog post with Amplify GraphQL. Make sure that you have installed and configured the Amplify CLI as well. You can download the file from the following link:

Since we will be writing GraphQL code, we will need to install the GraphQL extension with a development tool such as Visual Studio Code (VSCode). You can go to the extensions marketplace by clicking on the grid icon on the left-hand side menu. Then, search for the graphql extension for GraphQL syntax highlighting and validation.

Click on the Install button at the top. If you choose an extension with many search results, such as GraphQL, always pick the one with the most stars and downloads:

Figure 5.1 – GraphQL extension for VSCode