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How to setup Cloud9 IDE in Amazon AWS

AWS Cloud9 is a cloud-based integrated development environment (IDE) that lets you write, run, and debug your code with just a browser. Learn to set up Cloud9 IDE in your AWS Account.

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How to setup Cloud9 IDE in Amazon AWS

Hello everyone, In this article, I am going to discuss how you can set up Cloud9 IDE in your AWS Account.

What is Cloud9?

If you don't know what Cloud9 is, then here is the basic intro from AWS documentation -

AWS Cloud9 is a cloud-based integrated development environment (IDE) that lets you write, run, and debug your code with just a browser

With Cloud9, you can quickly share your development environment with your team, enabling you to pair programs and track each other's inputs in real-time.

Setup

  1. Open Cloud9 Dashboard

Follow the above images to open the Cloud9 dashboard.

2. Create Environment

Once you have opened the Cloud9 Dashboard, click on the "Create environment" button, to start creating the IDE.

Creating an environment  involves three steps:

  1. Name environment
  2. Configure settings
  3. Review

I will discuss each step one by one

Name Environment

In this section you have to specify a unique name for your IDE this is a mandatory field, you can also add a description for your IDE, which is optional.

Once you fill in all the details in the section click on the "Next step" button.

Configure Settings

In this section, we have to specify the following things

  1. Environment Type
  2. Instance Type
  3. Platform
  4. Cost Saving Settings
  5. Network Settings
  6. Tags

Environment Type

In this section, you could choose how you want to access your EC2 Instance. It can be

  1. Direct Access
  2. Access via System Manager
  3. SSH Access

Here in this article, we will go with direct access.

Instance Type

In this section, you can choose the EC2 Instance type. I am going with the default value here.

Platform

In this section, you can choose the OS you want to use for your IDE. I am going with  Ubuntu Server.

Cost-Saving Settings

In this section, you can choose the cost-saving settings like when you want your Cloud9 IDE Instance to close automatically, When not in use. I am again going with the default value here.

Network Settings

Expand the Network Settings & choose a subnet. Because nowadays Cloud9 IDE is having some issues when not assigning the subnet.

Review

Review your IDE details & click on the "Create environment" button.

Now your environment will be created & will look something like this.

So this is how you can set up Cloud9 IDE in your AWS Account. If you have any questions related to the article, you can ask me in the comment section.

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