AWS launches its new low-code Amplify Studio development tool in general availability


Recently, AWS announced the general availability (GA) of AWS Amplify Studio, a visual interface that simplifies front-end and back-end development for web and mobile applications. It extends the existing AWS Amplify service, a set of tools and features to help developers get started faster with configuring various AWS services to support their backend use cases such as user authentication, real-time data and file storage.

The company released Amplify Studio as a preview during re:Invent 2021, and its GA version now includes new features such as support for UI event handlers, component theming, and improvements in how developers can extend and customize components generated from code.

A key aspect of AWS Amplify is its integration with Figma, a web-based graphics editor and prototyping tool with Windows and Mac versions, and a mobile app for Android and iOS. Additionally, integration with Figma allows designers and front-end developers to collaborate on design and development activities. For example, developers simply drag new component designs from Figma into their app in Amplify Studio to stay in sync as designs change. Finally, the completed UI is automatically converted to JavaScript or TypeScript, giving developers full control over the app’s design and functionality.


Ali Spittellead developer advocate at AWS Amplify, said in a Front-End Web & Mobile AWS blog post:

Amplify Studio was designed to make life easier for developers and to facilitate the designer-developer transfer. Code being easy to modify and extend is essential – there are many ways developers can do this with the components generated by Amplify Studio.

Besides, steve roberta senior developer specializing in .NET and PowerShell development on AWS, explains in an AWS news blog post on Amplify Studio what other benefits developers will enjoy:

From Amplify Studio, developers can also take advantage of AWS Amplify Hosting Services, Amplify’s Fully Managed CI/CD, and Hosting Service for Scalable Web Applications. This service provides a configuration-free way to deploy the application by simply connecting a Git repository with an integrated continuous integration and deployment workflow. Deployment artifacts can be exported to tools such as the AWS Cloud Development Kit (AWS CDK), making it easy to add support for other AWS services not available directly in Amplify Studio.

Amazon is a latecomer with its low and no-code offers. In 2015, Microsoft introduced PowerApps, part of the later Power Platform brand, to enable power users or “citizen” developers to build custom apps that solve business problems. Additionally, in January 2020, Google acquired AppSheet, a startup with no-code app development tools. With their low-code and no-code offerings, Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and several others like Salesforce, Mendix, and Outsystems are in a market that Forrester predicts will grow 50% annually to more than $21 billion. here 2024.

Christian Nwambaa senior developer at AWS, wrote in a blog post:

Since many software teams are embracing the low-code tool, Amplify Studio is one to consider. It drastically reduces the manual development work involved in building an application interface.

Currently, AWS Amplify Studio is available in the US East (Ohio), US East (N. Virginia), US West (N. California), US West (Oregon), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Seoul) Regions. ), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Canada (Central), Europe (Frankfurt), Europe (Ireland), Europe (London), Europe (Paris), Europe (Stockholm ), Middle East (Bahrain) and South America (São Paulo).

Finally, developers can find more details and guidance on the documentation page.


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