AWS Cloud9 is a cloud-based integrated development environment (IDE) that lets you write, run, and debug your code with just a browser. We will be using it to introduce you to the AWS Command Line Interface (CLI) without the need to install any software on your laptop.
AWS Cloud9 contains a collection of tools that let you code, build, run, test, debug, and release software in the Cloud using your internet browser. The IDE offers support for python, pip, the AWS CLI and provides easy access to AWS resources through the IAM user credentials. With the IDE comes with a terminal that includes sudo privileges to the managed instance that is hosting your development environment and a pre-authenticated CLI. This makes it easy for you to quickly run commands and directly access AWS services.
You will follow this guide if running this workshop on your own or if this the option selected by the organizers. To access your IDE you will need to go through the following steps.
Your AWS Cloud9 instance will be ready in a few minutes!