Front-End Web & Mobile

Category: Technical How-to

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 […]

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NEW: Build React forms for any API in minutes with AWS Amplify Studio (no AWS Account required)

Today, AWS Amplify announces Amplify Studio form builder, the new way to build React form components for any API. Amplify Studio is a visual interface that helps customers build full-stack web and mobile apps faster. Developers can now generate cloud-connected React forms based on their app’s GraphQL data model or REST APIs in one click […]

AWS Amplify presents: “Hey, Amplify!” A Discord Bot

Today, we are announcing “Hey, Amplify!“, a Discord bot aimed at improving the community experience. The AWS Amplify community Discord server has grown to amass nearly 20,000 members since its beginning in May 2020. Over time we have observed how members use Discord and what can be challenging with many supported services and platforms being […]

Getting started with JavaScript resolvers in AWS AppSync GraphQL APIs

AWS AppSync is a managed service that makes it easy to build scalable APIs that connect applications to data. Developers use AppSync every day to build GraphQL APIs that interact with datasources like Amazon DynamoDB, AWS Lambda, and HTTP APIs. For example, you can connect to an Amazon DynamoDB table, and implement your data access […]

Your front-end web and mobile guide to re:Invent 2022

Your front-end web and mobile guide to re:Invent 2022

We’re excited to join the global cloud computing community virtually and in Las Vegas for AWS re:Invent, a learning conference for meeting fellow builders, getting inspired, and rethinking what’s possible. The event begins on November 28, 2022 and will feature keynote announcements, training and certification opportunities, access to more than 2,000 technical sessions, a partner […]

NEW: Lazy loading & nested query predicates for AWS Amplify DataStore

Today, we’re announcing three major enhancements to Amplify DataStore to make working with relational data easier: lazy loading, nested query predicates, and type enhancements. DataStore provides frontend app developers the ability to build real-time apps with offline capabilities by storing data on-device (web browser or mobile device), and automatically synchronizing data to the cloud and […]

Feature Launch: Deploy a fullstack Next.js 13 app with AWS CDK

Deploy a NextJS 13 application to Amplify with the AWS CDK

Modern application development often includes features such as authentication, API setup, and file storage. In a previous post we saw how AWS Amplify and the AWS CDK manage the undifferentiated heavy-lifting of standing up these services. However, without a hosting platform your customers would never see your product. Fortunately, AWS Amplify Hosting is a platform […]

Deploy a Next.js 13 app to AWS with Amplify Hosting

Today, AWS Amplify Hosting announces Next.js 12 and 13 support. Your app can take advantage of Next.js features including server-side rendering (SSR), API routes, middleware, incremental static regeneration (ISR), and image optimization. In combination with Next.js feature support, Amplify Hosting is improving the experience of running Next.js apps on AWS: Faster builds. Next.js apps deploy […]

Cost Optimization using Amazon Location Tracker Filtering

Introduction When creating a Tracker resource in Amazon Location Service, you are presented with three options for filtering. Each option has some potential design and cost considerations you should be aware of as they filter out certain updates. We have evaluated the cost and usage of a demo application over time to create some recommendations […]

Building Offline first applications with AWS Amplify DataStore – Part 2

Building Offline first applications has been a challenge for developers, which have been relentlessly looking for ways to improve how applications are built. In the first part of this post, I revisited the concept of Offline first applications, some of the main challenges and how AWS Amplify DataStore can solve them. In this post, I […]