We’ve been leveraging AWS AppSync more and more recently and it really bugged me that AWS doesn’t have a calculator for it. As you start using more features such as websockets (which they refer to as “real-time data access and updates”) it starts to get really complicated.
I was doing it through an excel spreadsheet but recently I created a small react.js app deployed on AWS Amplify Console.
Feel free to check it out here: https://micro-serverless.com/appsync-calc
If you want a quick preview scroll down and click on ‘Populate Sample Data’ in the Sample Scenarios section. I’ve mirrored the scenario that AWS uses here.
AWS recently released Ruby as a language for their lambda (serverless) platform. This is quite exciting as it’s one of my favourite languages to develop in. Of course, there’s always this whole ‘Ruby is slow’ comment that’s constantly made. In my experience I’ve never hit a performance wall with Ruby. In scenarios where I thought I was hitting a wall, it was generally down to poor architecture.
We’ve been doing DevOps at AMA for about 4–5 years now. Some teams are farther along than others, however, we’re all pointed in the same direction. If you’re unsure as to what DevOps is take a quick peek here: https://www.visualstudio.com/learn/what-is-devops/
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I was wanting to title this “the lost AWS Mobile manual” as I feel there’s still gaps on how to get React Native up and running on AWS with a serverless infrastructure. I’m hoping this series will fill that gap until something better comes along.
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