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How will AWS Amplify (AWS Cloud) be going to make the Front-End Developer's life easy?

jaymitb profile image Jaymit Bhoraniya ・3 min read

Front-End Developers can implement application code but they have some limitations and dependency relevant to the many areas while they are just working on front-end development.

AWS Amplify (AWS Cloud) will make front-end developer's life easy as it allows the fastest, easiest way to develop mobile and web apps that scale on the AWS cloud.

AWS Amplify is a set of products and tools that enables mobile and front-end web developers to build and deploy secure, scalable full-stack applications, powered by AWS. With AWS Amplify, you can configure app backends in minutes, connect them to your app in just a few lines of code, and deploy static web apps in three steps. Get to market faster with AWS Amplify.

AWS Amplify Benefits:

  • Configure AWS backends fast
  • Easily connect to your app
  • Deploy web apps in a few steps
  • The fastest, easiest way to develop mobile and web apps that scale

AWS Amplify Features:

Amplify Framework:
Amplify Libraries - AWS Amplify offers use case-centric open source libraries in the Amplify Framework to build cloud-powered mobile and web apps. Amplify libraries are powered by AWS services and can be used with new backends created with the Amplify CLI or your existing AWS backend.

  • Authentication
  • DataStore
  • Analytics
  • API
  • Interactions
  • Predictions
  • PubSub
  • Push notifications
  • Storage
  • More...

Amplify UI components - Amplify UI Components is an open-source UI toolkit that encapsulates cloud-connected workflows inside of cross-framework UI components. AWS Amplify provides drop-in UI components with a style guide for your apps that automatically integrate with your configured cloud services.

  • Authentication
  • Storage
  • Interactions
  • More...

Amplify CLI - The Amplify Command Line Interface (CLI) is a toolchain to create and maintain serverless backends on AWS. Configure cloud functionality by following a simple, interactive workflow for specifying app capabilities, including the data model and auth requirements.

  • Backend configuration
  • Static hosting
  • API definition

Static Web Hosting: - AWS Amplify Console provides a CICD workflow for building and deploying full-stack serverless web applications through the AWS console. A full-stack serverless app consists of a backend built with cloud resources such as GraphQL or REST APIs, file and data storage, and a frontend built with single page application frameworks such as React, Angular, Vue, more.

  • Feature branch deployments
  • Globally available
  • Custom domain setup
  • Instant+Atomic deployments
  • Continuous workflows
  • Password protection

Amplify Framework works with many platforms or front-end framework:
Web:

  • JavaScript
  • React
  • Angular
  • Vue
  • Next.js

Mobile:

  • Android
  • IOS
  • React Native
  • Ionic
  • Flutter

How AWS Amplify works:

Develop App
Develop App

Host Web App
Host Web App

AWS Amplify Console

Just a few AWS Amplify CLI command like the below make front-end developer life easy and give them the power to manage end-to-end application development & deployment that scale on AWS cloud:

  • Sign up for an AWS account
    https://portal.aws.amazon.com/billing/signup#/start

  • Install and configure the Amplify CLI
    npm install -g @aws-amplify/cli
    amplify configure

  • Create a new React App
    npm create-react-app react-amplified
    cd react-amplified
    npm start

  • Initialize a new backend
    amplify init

  • Add and Deploy API
    amplify add api
    amplify push

  • Add Authentication / Storage / More
    amplify add auth
    amplify add storage
    amplify push

  • Deploy and Host app
    amplify add hosting
    amplify publish

To get started with AWS Amplify visit: https://docs.amplify.aws/start

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