Setup Cloud9 Workspace

In the bash terminal in Cloud9, you can run AWS CLI commands just like you would on your local computer. Verify that your user is logged in by running the following:

aws sts get-caller-identity

You should see output indicating your account and user information:

  "Account": "123456789012",
  "Arn": "arn:aws:iam::123456789012:user/Alice"

Keep your AWS Cloud9 IDE opened in a tab throughout this workshop as you’ll be using it for most activities.

Expand Cloud9 storage

In order to accomodate dependencies, the underlying drive has already been expanded and we only need to increase the partition size with these 2 commands:

sudo growpart /dev/xvda 1 
sudo resize2fs /dev/xvda1

Download Workshop Code

Download the WildRydes website artifacts to your Cloud9 IDE environment by running the following command in the Cloud9 terminal window:

curl -O
tar xvf website.tar.gz

Initialize your developer workspace

  1. Run the following commands to upgrade your Node.js version to the latest version of Node.js 10. The AWS Amplify Javascript library which we will be using requires Node.js 10 or higher.

    nvm i 16
    nvm alias default 16
  2. Install the yarn package manager and website dependencies by running the following commands:

    npm install -g yarn
    cd ~/environment/website/
    yarn install

Keep an open scratch pad in Cloud9 or a text editor on your local computer for notes. When the step-by-step directions tell you to note something such as an ID or Amazon Resource Name (ARN), copy and paste that into the scratch pad tab.