AWS Cloud9 IDE

Friday, 26 Oct 2018 Kudzai Nyandoro

What is AWS Cloud 9? AWS Cloud9 (Cloud9) is a development environment based on the cloud and accessible via any web browser. You might have heard the term cloud integrated developer environment or cloud IDE and Cloud9 is one example. Amazon Web Services (AWS ) owns Cloud9 so you can simply log in if you already have an Amazon account. If you don't have an account, you'll need to sign up.

Unless something changes in the future, Amazon will not charge your card for a whole year. All you need to use Cloud9 is an account, an internet connection and a web browser of your choice. Cloud9 provides educational accounts for instructors, allowing instructors to add students to their Cloud9 educational workspace and this, in turn, helps the student sign up to Cloud9 without the need for a credit card.

If you don't want to install anything on your computer, are following along with my tutorials, don't have access to a credit card and would like to join my Cloud9 educational workspace for free, I have limited seats for students who do not have access to a credit card. You can visit my Contact page, send me an email stating your interest in joining Kode47 on Cloud9.

Cloud9 runs on an Ubuntu Linux machine, and it already has a text editor, PostgreSQL, and many other important developer tools installed. Cloud9 takes away the pain of installing new software on your computer. It might also save you time during the installation process :-)

The workspaces you'll create on Cloud9 can be public or private and you'll be using the browser to interact with your cloud-based computer provided by Amazon Web Service's Cloud9 IDE. My next screencast will cover Cloud9 basics so check out my Episodes section to learn more about Cloud9 and how to get PostgreSQL set up, shortly. Click here to learn more about AWS Cloud9