Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS), took another step to make it easier to develop mobile and Web apps in cloud using its AppSync API.
The company launched an API Builder that can be used with its AppSync service to create data-driven apps with offline and real-time capabilities.
AppSync has one restriction: developers must be familiar with GraphQL. This open-source data query and manipulation language is combined with a runtime to handle queries with existing data. It was originally created by Facebook.
AWS published the “no code” GraphQL API builders in July in an effort to “release” this requirement. Now it has taken another step in simplifying the process.
“With today’s launch, it is even easier to create a powerful serverless API for mobile and web apps without any prior knowledge or GraphQL,” the company stated in a Sept. 21 blog posting.
The guided API builder allows users to create a data model that corresponds to their application’s business logic using a web form. It automatically creates the GraphQL schema and Amazon DynamoDB table and resolvers for your app backend. AWS AppSync can also be accessed from your DynamoDB table. This will allow you to create a data model that corresponds to your existing data.
AWS also published a tutorial on how to use the guided API builder.