Front-End Web & Mobile

Category: AWS Cloud Development Kit

Accessing resources in a Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) from Next.js API Routes

Accessing resources in a Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) from Next.js API Routes

Developers often need to access resources deployed inside of a Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) from Next.js applications deployed to AWS Amplify Hosting. An Amazon VPC can enable enterprises to launch resources in an isolated virtual network; however, developers may find it challenging to connect frontend applications to call APIs and databases within the Amazon […]

Introducing the Next Generation of AWS Amplify’s Fullstack Development Experience

AWS Amplify just announced a public preview of a new code-first developer experience that empowers frontend developers to quickly build and deploy fullstack apps with their existing TypeScript or Javascript skills. The first generation of the tooling offered a tooling-first experience, using a CLI/Console-based interactive workflow to create a backend. Gen 2 transitions to a […]

Connect a React app to GraphQL and DynamoDB with AWS CDK and Amplify

Today, we’re excited to announce the official AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK) construct for Amplify’s GraphQL APIs capabilities. With Amplify’s GraphQL API CDK construct, you can create a real-time GraphQL API backed by data sources such as Amazon DynamoDB tables or AWS Lambda functions using a single GraphQL schema definition. (View on Construct Hub) Launching […]

Apollo GraphQL Federation with AWS AppSync

This article was written by Florian Chazal, Senior Specialist Solutions Architect, AWS Update (August 2022): This blog post has been updated to comply with the new Apollo Federation spec v2.0. If you are migrating from v1 check the official documentation. Apollo Federation is an architecture and specification used to build and connect multiple distributed backend […]

fullstack NextJS with MongoDB AD

The fullstack guide to using AWS AppSync and MongoDB Atlas

AWS AppSync is a fully managed service that makes it simple to build scalable APIs for web and mobile applications. It allows you to create APIs that access data from a variety of sources, including databases, serverless functions, and other AWS services. With AWS AppSync, you can build APIs that support real-time data via WebSockets, […]

Amplify CLI CDK v2 support

Use AWS CDK v2 with the AWS Amplify CLI extensibility features (Preview)

With v11.0.0-beta of the Amplify CLI, you can now use AWS CDK v2 to extend or modify your Amplify backend stack. As a recap, at re:Invent 2021, Amplify CLI (v7+) announced a number of extensibility features that gave developers the flexibility to modify their Amplify backend using infrastructure-as-code providers such as AWS CDK or AWS […]

Managing images in your NextJS app with AWS AppSync and the AWS CDK

In modern applications, sharing files is as much a necessity as having a database or authentication. When working with AWS, a common storage solution is to use Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) where files are stored in an S3 bucket. The problem however, is a file often needs to be associated with data stored in […]

Secure AWS AppSync with Amazon Cognito using the AWS CDK

In a previous post, we explored how a public API Key for AWS AppSync provides a simple way of allowing access to resources, however, it does come with the following tradeoffs: Expiring after a certain amount of time. The key is passed on the x-api-key header of the request. Making it easy for bad actors […]

Secure AWS AppSync with API Keys using the AWS CDK

Secure AWS AppSync with API Keys using the AWS CDK

AWS AppSync is a managed GraphQL service offered by AWS. As a managed service, there are no servers to keep track of and scaling up and down due to traffic is automatically handled by AWS. In AppSync, there is no concept of a fully-public API. Every request must be protected by one of the following: […]

Implement Multi-Region Serverless (and Functionless) WebSocket Pub/Sub APIs with AWS AppSync and Amazon EventBridge

AWS AppSync allows developers to easily implement engaging real-time application experiences by automatically publishing data updates to subscribed API clients via serverless WebSockets connections. With built-in support for WebSockets, AppSync can seamlessly push data to clients that choose to listen to specific events from the backend. This means that you can easily and effortlessly make […]