Cloud9 Setup

Instead of installing dependencies and tools in a local environment like a laptop, we’ll use AWS Cloud9, a cloud-based integrated development environment (IDE) that let’s us quickly integrate with AWS services and develop applications. Cloud9 runs on a managed Amazon EC2 instance.

Cloud9 environments are Linux based and come preinstalled with several helpful dependencies like root access to the underlying EC2 instance, a preauthenticated AWS command line interface, Node.js, Docker, and more.

Let’s start by navigating to the Cloud9 service from within the AWS console.

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