Getting Started: Intro to AWS Amplify: build a multi-tenant SaaS app
What is this?
As we get started with the new year I thought I’d take the opportunity to start publishing a different type of article this year. Today begins a new series of articles where I will walk through the process of building out a web application using AWS Amplify. It will be a typical todo application written in React and Node JS and we’ll use the Amplify CLI to configure and deploy it into both a test and production environment.
Due to the size of this project, it is split up into 6 parts, each containing instructions to get your first Amplify project published. I will be releasing the other articles in the coming days and will link to them in the table below.
|This article (Current Page) provides an introduction and instructions on creating the required AWS environment.
|This section outlines the steps to set up out new Amplify application and host it in a repository.
|Now that we have our base application configured, we can set up our deployment pipelines
|In this article, we start building out the functionality of our applications
|Next, we can go ahead and push our changes into our automated pipelines
|Finally, we can add some search functionality to our application and deploy our changes to production
What is AWS Amplify
Before we get started
in order to follow along with this series, you’ll need to already have the following:
for the purposes of this series, we will be deploying all of our resources in the us-east-1 region.
The first step once you’ve got your AWS account is to create a Cloud9 instance that will house the project and provide an IDE from which to work. Cloud9 is a cloud-based IDE that allows you to develop applications within your web browser. More information on Cloud9 can be found on its product page.
Step 1: Browse to the Cloud9 Management https://console.aws.amazon.com/cloud9/home/product
Step 2: Create a new Cloud9 environment by clicking the “create environment” button available on the right-hand side of the landing page.
Step 3: Give your environment a name and click “Next step”. For this example, I’m using “Amplify-Workshop”.
Step 4.here we can configure your environment settings, but for this workshop, we will just click the “Next step”.
Step 5: Review the environment details and click “Create environment”.
Step 6: Wait for the creation of your Cloud9 instance to complete. This can take a few minutes.
Step 7: Once you see your new Cloud9 IDE, you’re ready to move onto the next part of the series.
You should now have your AWS account with a Cloud9 instance running in the us-east-1 region. At this point in time, you’re ready to move onto Part 2 of the Series (available here) where we will start to install and configure our new Note taking application.