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The three ways to execute a GraphQL query from React with AWS AppSync (and how to choose)

January 15, 2019  5 minute read  

[AWS AppSync] is a managed [GraphQL] service that can (and probably should) act as the data layer for your app. I’m not going to go into the details of how to configure it since I’ve gone through that in excruciating detail recently (see blog #1, #2, #3, and #4). Rather, I want to take a look at how you can send a query to AWS AppSync from your React (or React Native) app.

Early return from GraphQL Resolvers with AWS AppSync

January 03, 2019  3 minute read  

I am currently developing a “restaurant reviews” app, written in React Native and using a suite of services surrounding [AWS AppSync] for the data backend. Yesterday, I ran into a problem. This is how I solved that problem.

Bootstrapping a React Native App: A Comparison

December 10, 2018  7 minute read  

It’s been a while since I have worked on a React Native app. In that time, create-react-native-app (CRNA) has been deprecated, and expo-cli has taken its place as the advised route. There is still react-native init, and Infinite Red has ignite. That is four different ways of bootstrapping a React Native app.