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Category: AWS Cloud Development Kit

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 […]

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 […]

Simple serverless WebSocket real-time API with AWS AppSync (little or no GraphQL experience required)

AWS AppSync simplifies application development by letting applications securely access, manipulate, and receive data as well as real-time updates from multiple data sources, such as databases or APIs. Taking advantage of GraphQL subscriptions to perform real-time operations, AppSync can push data to clients that choose to listen to specific events from the backend. This means […]

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Export Amplify backends to CDK and use with existing deployment pipelines

Today, AWS Amplify announces the ability to export Amplify CLI-generated backends as a Cloud Development Kit (CDK) stack and incorporate into existing CDK deployment pipelines. This new capability allows frontend developers to build their app backend quickly and, each time it is ready to ship, hand it over to DevOps teams to deploy to production. […]

Extend Amplify backend with custom AWS resources using AWS CDK or CloudFormation

Today, AWS Amplify announces a new amplify add custom command to add any of the 175+ AWS services to an Amplify-created backend using the AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK) or AWS CloudFormation. The new ability to add custom resources enables developers to add additional resources beyond Amplify’s built-in use cases with a single command. AWS […]

AWS Amplify announces the ability to override Amplify-generated resources using CDK

Override Amplify-generated backend resources using CDK

AWS Amplify announces the ability for developers to override Amplify-generated IAM, Cognito, S3, and DynamoDB resource configurations to best meet app requirements. With the new override capability, developers can easily configure their backend with Amplify-provided defaults but still customize fine-grained resource settings. AWS Amplify is the fastest and easiest way to build cloud-powered mobile and […]

Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) IoT Mobile Application with AWS Amplify, AWS IoT and Swift

This article was written by Ashu Joshi, Global Head, Enterprise Solutions, AWS Professional Services. Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) is a widely used protocol for building Internet of Things (IoT) products. Fitness products and wearables are good examples of BLE connected IoT products. This post shows how to get started on your journey to build a […]