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What is AWS Cloud9?

AWS Cloud9 is a cloud-based integrated development environment (IDE) used to write, run, and debug 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,…

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November 08, 2020
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What is AWS Cloud9?

AWS Cloud9 is a cloud-based integrated development environment (IDE) used to write, run, and debug 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, and PHP,…

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What is AWS Cloud9?

AWS Cloud9 is a cloud-based integrated development environment (IDE) used to write, run, and debug 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, and PHP, with no need to install files or configure a development machine to start new projects.

For those developing serverless applications, Cloud9 enables users to define resources, debug, and switch between local and remote execution of serverless applications. Cloud9 also allows users to share the development environment with a team, to pair program and track each other's inputs in real time.

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Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
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Javier Guerrero | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Cloud9 allows my team to use a common IDE. It also contains the package that we use to develop. Since it's a cloud service, we don't need to do any extra installation on our local machine. We usually work with external consultants. So having a normalized environment saves us many hours in configurations.
  • Collaboration
  • Standardization
  • Compatibility
  • Auto showdown
  • Refactoring
  • Debugging
When I am working with a large team of developers. Also, when a security policy, you are not allowed to install any app on your laptop. Cloud 9 is well integrated with Cloud commit. So we don't have to spend time in configurations.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use [AWS] Cloud9 as an online IDE. It allows us to make code changes online and publish those changes. Developers can create their own workspaces and manage them online as well. It is currently being used by [the] services dept. for making changes to python scripts. We are going to be expanding its use to other programming languages. Over all it reduces the IT and development time and hence the costs. The code can be shared with other developers with ease.
  • Simulates the terminal with linux commands
  • Allows parallel development with various developers
  • Debugging code
  • Java/other languages debugging should be supported
  • Moving environment from one instance to another can be made more user friendly
Very well suited for purposes of development of applications using python/scripting languages. Code collaboration with other developers. Creation of workspaces online and sharing of code. Debugging the code online. Simulated terminal works quite well. Deploying changes to amazon services. Does not work quite well for Java/other languages. Moving of environments can be further enhanced.
November 08, 2020

Ease with AWS

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
AWS Cloud is being used by the organization and we have multiple VPC, which hosts a different set of applications/servers per specific department need. The advantage is high availability and scalability.
  • High availability
  • Scalability
  • On-demand
  • Performance
  • Peak load at specific times
  • Doesn't help if Infra selection is bad
  • Cost
1. Biggest advantage is scalability
2. You can add infra capabilities as and when needed
3. High availability
4. Full access to server details, don't need to depend on other vendors

One disadvantage I can think of is COST.
Even when AWS says you pay what you need, isn't correct but you need to keep your infra on standby to use it when you need and that involves cost.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
AWS Cloud9 is being used as the cloud-based IDE by my team and part of the organization. The business problems it solves is the need for an integrated environment that allows for pair programming. This helps reduce bugs and other issues when it comes to writing some application code. Since it is cloud-based, we don't have to save the code and push it back and forth anymore, thus saving time.
  • Environment isolation
  • Pair programming
  • Software development and code editor
  • Code highlighting
  • Code folding
  • Plugins and extensions
  • Localized editing
AWS Cloud9 is great for product engineering and coding where you must take time to pair program and code in a specific isolated environment. It is entirely cloud based so there's no worry about saving and data consistency. It is all hosted on the Amazon Web Services cloud. It is less appropriate for more general workflows that don't require a specific cloud instance.
maría jose gonzalez ortiz | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
AWS Cloud9 is a very useful software that is used at the departmental level to carry out the development of large applications at the enterprise level, since it provides all the appropriate tools for the development team, offers different programming languages ​​is easy to use and even allows us to work from anywhere by exchanging code between colleagues.
  • It provides an extremely intuitive and easy-to-use interface, so adapting to it does not take much time.
  • It contains the most common programming languages.
  • It allows the export of files, either directly to the repository or to the team where you want it.
  • It is housed in the cloud so you can work with it from anywhere.
  • Allows you to share code or work on them with others in real-time.
  • Does not require installation.
  • Sometimes it presents slowness when executing some project, which is somewhat annoying because it costs or takes time to execute larger projects.
  • It does not contain shortcut keys and it would be useful to execute the projects in a simpler and faster way.
  • It does not contain tabular.
  • When you open windows to share the codes, they tend to be slow or hang a bit.

This software is suitable to carry out the development of projects on a large scale since it provides all the necessary tools to be able to carry out this process, being something really advantageous since in this way the productivity is increased in a favorable way business.

One of the scenarios in which this tool is not appropriate is for when you do not have Internet access since it is only available online, so if you want to use it in a place where you do not have access It will not be possible.

It is ideal to work from anywhere, not necessarily from the business office so that as long as you have access to the internet it is possible to code and collaborate on projects with other colleagues.

It is also extremely suitable for SCRUM projects since different people can work with the same code at the same time.

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Our company is using many components of AWS for our ingestion data migration process, from an AS400 system to our Cloud Database through AWS and Snowflake Computing. AWS Cloud9 is being used to debug and implement code that is crucial for our ingestion build with our AWS CLI.
  • Allows you to write, debug and create code all from a web browser.
  • No need to install local applications to run code.
  • The Cloud9 Dashboard is intuitive and user-friendly.
  • We're unable to get into the IDE environment at times.
It is well suited for any size business. My company, which is a larger company, uses this with our various environments. AWS Cloud9 is a feature that we do not use very often, but only when we are changing our code. It is a good alternative to writing code on applications like command prompt for your processes.
Hanna Bedoya | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use AWS Cloud9 in the software development department since it is a great environment that gives us all the necessary tools to develop software, from being able to execute code, debug, and have access to the most common programming languages. In addition to being really useful, we can use it from anywhere, being able to collaborate with the team either as a couple exchanging ideas that improve the project.
  • It is a great IDE that can be used from any place where you have a connection to an internet network.
  • It offers programming languages ​​mostly used for the development of applications or software.
  • Allows collaboration through code, allowing you to interact with the other person.
  • Its interface is very simple and easy to use.
  • It is not necessary to configure files or add-ons for the equipment used since this software provides the same for what is a great time-saving.
  • According to the project that is being executed it can become slow.
  • It does not have the basic text manipulators.
  • Shared terminals sometimes take a while to display.
It is ideal to work in collaboration since when exchanging ideas and coding in real time the development of the project becomes much simpler and more productive. It is the perfect tool to save time since it is not necessary to configure any file or prepare the computer. This is because it is in the cloud and offers everything necessary so that we simply have to write, execute or debug our code using the language of programming that we want. If you want to work on a very large project it can be somewhat complicated because it allows the collaboration between two people so the completion of it can be durable.
Fedor Paretsky | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
AWS Cloud9 is used by our company to work on smaller projects that can be fully developed and maintained in one IDE. Cloud9 is great for editing and working on Lambda functions, and provides similar comprehensive IDE functionality, but in a purely-online experience. Cloud9 works seamlessly with a variety of frameworks and other languages that we also use for development, like databases, Shell scripts, Python, Node.js, JavaScript, and multiple web frameworks.
  • Great, fast interface - There is a large list of shortcuts that make development on this IDE an experience that can sometimes even compare to something native.
  • Integrated debugging/troubleshooting - AWS Cloud9 has integrated debugging tools that are quite well-designed.
  • Lambda integrations - Cloud9 allows you to instantly run and maintain Lambda functions. It's probably the best IDE for developing on AWS Lambda.
  • Confusing documentation - AWS's documentation remains quite confusing, and the layout of other services/settings that you have to use with Cloud9 can be a bit of a handful.
  • Sometimes slow - As the size of a project increases, the editor gets increasingly slower, and starts slowing down the browser overall.
  • Long setup process - The setup for Cloud9 can be hard and tough, especially since the documentation is quite hard to understand.
Cloud9 provides great integrations and support for existing AWS services (especially AWS Lambda). Besides that, if your company has good dev-ops, it is worth considering that the development environment gets quite slow as the size increases. Like many other cloud computing services, there are good integrations with other cloud services of the company, but beyond that, not really much good integrations support. Cloud9 is a good example of this. The same applies for other cloud computing services - it is worth consolidating to one service to get the best support across cloud products.
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