AWS Amplify vs LocalStack

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AWS Amplify

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LocalStack

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AWS Amplify vs LocalStack: What are the differences?

Developers describe AWS Amplify as "JavaScript Open Source Library with React, React Native Extensions". A JavaScript library for frontend and mobile developers building cloud-enabled applications. The library is a declarative interface across different categories of operations in order to make common tasks easier to add into your application. The default implementation works with Amazon Web Services (AWS) resources but is designed to be open and pluggable for usage with other cloud services that wish to provide an implementation or custom backends. On the other hand, LocalStack is detailed as "A fully functional local AWS cloud stack (by Atlassian)". LocalStack provides an easy-to-use test/mocking framework for developing Cloud applications.

AWS Amplify and LocalStack belong to "AWS Tools" category of the tech stack.

AWS Amplify and LocalStack are both open source tools. It seems that AWS Amplify with 5.46K GitHub stars and 872 forks on GitHub has more adoption than LocalStack with 65 GitHub stars and 22 GitHub forks.

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Pros of AWS Amplify
Pros of LocalStack
  • 4
    GraphQL
  • 3
    Better with Relations and Security
  • 2
    Flexible Auth options
  • 2
    Cheaper
  • 1
    Continuous deployment
  • 1
    Backed by Amazon
  • 4
    Integration with Python/nosetests
  • 4
    Local/offline testing
  • 4
    No dependency on cloud
  • 3
    Available as Docker image
  • 3
    Continuous integration
  • 3
    The correct URL is https://github.com/localstack/locals
  • 3
    Integration with Java/JUnit
  • 3
    Increases dev speed
  • 3
    Easy to use
  • 3
    Cost effective testing

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Cons of AWS Amplify
Cons of LocalStack
  • 2
    Free tier is limited
  • 1
    Steep Learning Curve
  • 2
    Doesn't work well on Windows
  • 1
    No proper admin panel/web UI

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What is AWS Amplify?

A JavaScript library for frontend and mobile developers building cloud-enabled applications. The library is a declarative interface across different categories of operations in order to make common tasks easier to add into your application. The default implementation works with Amazon Web Services (AWS) resources but is designed to be open and pluggable for usage with other cloud services that wish to provide an implementation or custom backends.

What is LocalStack?

LocalStack provides an easy-to-use test/mocking framework for developing Cloud applications.

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What are some alternatives to AWS Amplify and LocalStack?
Firebase
Firebase is a cloud service designed to power real-time, collaborative applications. Simply add the Firebase library to your application to gain access to a shared data structure; any changes you make to that data are automatically synchronized with the Firebase cloud and with other clients within milliseconds.
AWS Mobile Hub
AWS Mobile Hub is the fastest way to build mobile apps powered by AWS. It lets you easily add and configure features for your apps, including user authentication, data storage, backend logic, push notifications, content delivery, and analytics. After you build your app, AWS Mobile Hub gives you easy access to testing on real devices, as well as analytics dashboards to track usage of your app – all from a single, integrated console.
Beanstalk
A single process to commit code, review with the team, and deploy the final result to your customers.
Serverless
Build applications comprised of microservices that run in response to events, auto-scale for you, and only charge you when they run. This lowers the total cost of maintaining your apps, enabling you to build more logic, faster. The Framework uses new event-driven compute services, like AWS Lambda, Google CloudFunctions, and more.
Realm
The Realm Mobile Platform is a next-generation data layer for applications. Realm is reactive, concurrent, and lightweight, allowing you to work with live, native objects.
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