My AWS Amplify experience so far! ๐Ÿ˜Š


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After posting a not so positive article about my experience with aws-amplify. The AWS Amplify team has reached me the same day, fixed the bug and released a new version of aws-amplify-react-native: 4.3.2 that contains the bug fix (64357b1). Supper responsive, kuddos to them! ๐Ÿ”ฅ

Today, I spent most of my day trying to learn about GraphQL and how to create a schema within the aws-amplify api. Luckly, the documentation was pretty solid covering everything I needed to understand how to create a schema from scratch and even build more complex ones that require @connections and custom @keys. However it was a little bit hard to find as I was not expecting this useful information to be under the CLI section... ๐Ÿค” Also, I learned how to create a post-confirm lambda function that will add a user to the DynamoDB every time a new user signs up. This guide explains the process really well!

Also, I just discovered today that there is a way to test aws-amplify changes without having to push them every time using the mock command. I haven't had time to try it yet, but I am curious to see how it works tomorrow.

Over than that, I am still a little bit confused on what is the difference between the aws.DynamoDB() and aws.DynamoDB.DocumentClient() as in one guide it says to use the aws.DynamoDB() and in another guide it says to use aws.DynamoDB.DocumentClient(). I do prefer the simplicity of the aws.DynamoDB.DocumentClient(), but not sure if there are some pitfalls to it. One thing I am worried about, is the the missing __typename parameter when putting items into tables using aws.DynamoDB.DocumentClient() compared to aws.DynamoDB(). If anyone knows the answer, please let me know in the comments. Would really appreciate it! ๐Ÿ™

That's it for today folks! See you tomorrow! ๐Ÿ˜Š

p.s ๐Ÿคซ I recently started a podcast called The Anxious Developer where I share my knowledge on how to reduce your stress, become more present and productive as a Developer. I would love to hear your thoughts on it! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Remember, you are worthy, you are loved and you matter! Have a great day! โค๏ธ