AWS Cloud9 is a cloud-based integrated development environment (IDE) that lets you write, run, and debug code from any machine with just a browser. It includes a code editor, debugger and terminal. Cloud9 comes pre-packaged with essential tools for popular programming languages and the AWS Command Line Interface (CLI) pre-installed so you don’t need to install files or configure your laptop for this workshop.
Click on the link for the region you have chosen:
Launch the CloudFormation stack from the links above, choosing the link appropriate for the region you selected for this workshop.
On the next screen, Step 2, confirm the stack name is
WildRydes-Cloud9 and click Next.
On the Configure Stack Options page, accept all the defaults and click Next.
On the Review page, review the summary details then click Create stack.
It will take a few minutes for the stack to create. Choose the Stack Info tab to go to the overall stack status page and wait until the stack is fully launched and shows a status of CREATE_COMPLETE. Click the refresh icon periodically to see progress update.
With the WildRydes-Cloud9 stack selected, click on the Outputs tab and copy the value shown for the Cloud9IDE to the clipboard. Browse to that URL in a new browser tab to load your IDE environment.
Note: When you launch the stack, CloudFormation deploys a nested CloudFormation stack to launch the Cloud9 resources. You can safely ignore that template which is prefixed with “aws-cloud9-WildRydes-".
Once you have launched and navigated to your Cloud9 workspace URL shown in your CloudFormation stack outputs, you should have an IDE environment as shown below: