Building AWS AppSync APIs using the AWS Amplify CLI

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In addition to using the AWS AppSync console, we can also use the AWS Amplify CLI to create GraphQL APIs & the AWS Amplify to interact with the API. In this video, we'll look at an alternate way to create & manage your AppSync GraphQL API.

Eniola
Eniola
~ 3 years ago

Amplify seems to be a bit more straightforward requiring less code than the previous example which used HOC's. Thanks for the shorts

btw, there's a bit of a typo before the ComponentDidMount. asynce, not async

  state = { restaurants: [] }
  asynce componentDidMount() {
    const data = await API.graphql(graphqlOperation(query))
    this.setState({
      restaurants: data.data.listRestaurants.items
    })
  }
}```
Dean
Dean
~ 3 years ago

Really good course. I do have a question in regards to "usage". What is the reason to use Amplify? I see you didn't use "connect" like you did with the aws-appsync, but rather just used the API. I would like to know what the use case is to use one way or the other.

nader dabit
nader dabitinstructor
~ 3 years ago

Dean, as you noted there are two main GraphQL clients for AWS AppSync: AWS Amplify & AWS AppSync SDK.

The AWS Amplify GraphQL client does not yet support offline but has a simpler API.

The AWS AppSync SDK does support offline out of the box & has a similar API to the Apollo client since it was the base for the client & also uses Apollo React & therefore inherits the Apollo React API.

Herbert Pimentel
Herbert Pimentel
~ 2 years ago

OMG this is sooooo simple °□° thanks Mr. Nader amazing content