DEV Community


Discussion on: Five reasons you should consider AppSync over API Gateway

theburningmonk profile image
Yan Cui Author

Amplify is a set of related tools (there's the amplify-js client-side library, there's the Amplify CLI, and then the Amplify service which lets you host SPAs, etc.).

You can use the Amplify CLI to help you provision a lot of resources, like Cognito pool, an AppSync API, etc. But you can use AppSync completely separate from Amplify. In fact, I don't use the Amplify CLI at all, and instead use the Serverless framework with the serverless-appsync-plugin to configure and provision all the resources.