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Create a Cloud9 Workspace

AWS Cloud9 is a cloud-based integrated development environment (IDE) that lets you write, run, and debug your code with just a browser. It includes a code editor, debugger, and terminal. Cloud9 comes prepackaged with essential tools for popular programming languages, including JavaScript, Python, PHP, and more, so you don’t need to install files or configure your development machine to start new projects.

The Cloud9 workspace should be built by an IAM user with Administrator privileges, not the root account user. Please ensure you are logged in as an IAM user, not the root account user.

Ad blockers, JavaScript disablers, and tracking blockers should be disabled for the cloud9 domain, otherwise connecting to the workspace might be impacted.

Create a new environment

  1. Go to the Cloud9 web console.
  2. At the top right corner of the console, make sure you’re using one of these regions: Virginia (us-east-1), Oregon (us-west-2), Ireland (eu-west-1) or Singapore (ap-southeast-1)
  3. Select Create environment
  4. Name it workshop, and go to the Next step
  5. Select Create a new instance for environment (EC2) and pick t2.medium
  6. Leave all of the environment settings as they are, and go to the Next step
  7. Click Create environment

Clean up the layout

When the environment comes up, customize the layout by closing the welcome tab and lower work area, and opening a new terminal tab in the main work area: c9before

Your workspace should now look like this: c9after

If you like this theme, you can choose it yourself by selecting View / Themes / Solarized / Solarized Dark in the Cloud9 workspace menu.