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AWS Toolkit

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The AWS Toolkit brings the cloud into your IDE. Get started quickly with developing Lambdas and ECS services.

Create an AWS Lambda function

Developing Lambdas with the AWS Toolkit is now possible in Java, Python, C#, and JavaScript. You can create a new Lambda project, run and debug Lambda functions with SAM CLI, and then upload the code to AWS and invoke the live version.

Have you always wanted to learn what your ECS containers were doing, in more detail than you could using logs?

The AWS Toolkit now allows cloud debugging. Simply choose a staging copy of your ECS service, click ‘Enable Cloud Debugging’, and define a run configuration that will attach a debugger to your code. Now available for Java, C#, and Python. Of course, any code changes you make can quickly be uploaded to your ECS service directly from the IDE.

Achieve Dev-Prod Parity

Whether your application is deployed on EC2, EKS, ECS, or Lightsail, we have the tools to assist you in developing in these environments. JetBrains IDEs will help you get the code to your development environment, and debug your code running in place.

Amazon EC2
Amazon Lightsail

For Virtual Machines

Every JetBrains IDE can deploy code and artifacts using SCP, and open an SSH terminal. Complex SSH configurations with bastion hosts are supported and can be configured using the SSH config file (even on Windows).

You may be using Vagrant to help automate your VM processes. Vagrant is supported in all JetBrains IDEs, and you can connect to Vagrant-configured VMs from the IDE without further configuration.

Amazon EKS
Amazon ECS

For Containers

All JetBrains IDEs enable you to build and run both Docker Containers and Docker Compose projects. Our Docker support makes editing Dockerfiles and Compose YAML files a breeze.

Using Kubernetes? Although Kubernetes makes deployment much easier, it requires complex YAML files for configuration. The JetBrains Kubernetes plugin helps you with this: it generates snippets, enables you to navigate within your configuration, and offers inspections to help you write valid configurations.

Remote Interpreters

If you’re developing code in Python, Node.js, PHP, or Ruby, you can use the JetBrains IDE’s remote interpreter feature. Whether you’re connecting to a VM or a Docker container, you can configure a remote interpreter to use your remote machine as the execution environment for your project. After you have configured this, all run configurations will be executed on the remote machine, while still giving you the experience you’re used to from local development.

When you configure a remote interpreter, your IDE will scan the environment of the remote machine, making sure that you get accurate code completion. To further streamline the development experience, unit tests will be run remotely.

The Python console, IRB, and the Rails console will run on the remote machine when a remote interpreter is configured: you can prototype your code in the same environment where it will run.

Debug Remotely

With most run configurations, debugging is supported without additional configuration. For more complex configurations, you might not be able to start your code from the IDE. For example, if you’re testing a toolchain that generates VM images. In these cases, you can use the remote debugging capability of JetBrains IDEs to connect to code which is already running.

Development in the following languages is supported both in the specific IDEs for those languages, and in IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate with the corresponding language plugin. JavaScript support is available in all the commercial versions of JetBrains IDEs.

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Configure Java to start with debugging enabled, either with a command-line option or an environment variable. Then, attach IntelliJ IDEA’s debugger.


Copy the pydevd egg to your server, and copy two lines from the run configuration. Then start the debug server in PyCharm and wait for the script to connect.


Start your Node.js app with the `--inspect` flag, and then attach WebStorm’s debugger.


Start your application with gdbserver, and then connect using CLion.


Start your application with delve, and then connect using GoLand.


Configure Xdebug just like you would locally. The web server will need to be able to connect to the machine running PhpStorm. Consider an SSH tunnel.


Start your application with rdebug, and then connect using Rubymine.

Amazon RDS
Amazon Aurora
Amazon Redshift

Integrate with Your Data

It’s hard to make an application without a database, which is why JetBrains offers DataGrip, our SQL IDE. In addition to being a standalone product, its database features are also integrated into most of our IDEs*.

*All paid IDEs except WebStorm

To make development for remote environments easier, DataGrip comes with support for SSH tunnels out of the box. To connect to your staging environment’s database, just have DataGrip connect through your bastion host.

JetBrains DataGrip

SQL is a powerful language, so why not use a powerful tool? JetBrains DataGrip brings powerful code insight and completion to SQL. DataGrip makes connecting to your database and exploring your data easier than ever.

Rather than being made for a single RDBMS, DataGrip can connect to all major database servers: PostgreSQL, MySQL,Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle Database, and more.

DataGrip makes it easy to connect to your Amazon RDS, Amazon Aurora, and Amazon Redshift databases.

Database Features in Your IDE

See your data while you develop: by having DataGrip integrated in your JetBrains IDE you gain not just insight in your data, but also industry-leading SQL completion that actually knows your data. All JetBrains IDEs with database integration offer you schema aware SQL completion whenever you’re writing a query within your code.

AWS CloudFormation

Code Your Infrastructure

You can now configure your infrastructure with code, so why not use a world-class IDE for coding your infrastructure? With both the CloudFormation plugin, and the HashiCorp Configuration Language (HCL) plugin you can use JetBrains IDE features like Ctrl-Click to go to definition in your infrastructure code.

In addition to basic support for the syntax, these plugins offer deeper integration. Code completion works as you would expect, and various inspections help to make sure that your infrastructure configuration is valid.

Configuration Management

Whether you’re using Chef, Puppet, or Ansible, there’s a plugin available for you. The JetBrains Puppet plugin provides you with high-quality code completion, refactoring, and inspections for your IDE. Plugins are also available for code completion in Chef cookbooks and Ansible playbooks.

Deploy Your Application

Most teams use some type of continuous integration and/or continuous deployment (CI/CD). JetBrains TeamCity is a CI/CD server that was made for today’s complex environment.

Container Support

Of course, TeamCity can build and push your Docker images based on the Dockerfile in your repo. Additionally, TeamCity can wrap build steps in a Docker container. For example, rather than running a Gradle build step directly on your build agent, you can configure TeamCity to create ephemeral Docker containers within which Gradle will be executed.

Amazon EC2
Amazon ECS

Cloud Native

JetBrains TeamCity makes it easy to build your code in the cloud. Whether you’re fully in the cloud or have a hybrid between on-premises and cloud-deployed machines, TeamCity can handle the complexity for you.

Does your build queue sometimes grow longer than you’d like? TeamCity is able to dynamically spin up EC2 and ECS instances, both on-demand instances, and spot instances. These instances will be started only after your previously configured (on-premises or cloud) agents are all busy, and will be terminated when the queue can be handled by your regular agents.

In addition to EC2, TeamCity cloud agents can mix and match your computing providers: TeamCity can dynamically add build agents on-premises with vSphere, in addition to Google Cloud Platform and Azure. Using a third-party plugin, agents can also be dynamically created in an OpenStack private cloud.


Get powerful continuous integration out of the box with TeamCity.

Implement DevOps best practices

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Analyze Issues Faster

The complexity found in today’s cloud environments sometimes makes it hard to reproduce certain issues locally. That’s why we’ve added the ability to analyze stack traces that you get from your logs*. Simply copy-paste the stack trace into the IDE, and you can use the power of a JetBrains IDE to quickly navigate to the relevant parts of your application.

If you’re developing a multi-threaded Java application, be sure to check out the thread dump analysis tool in IntelliJ IDEA

*Only in Java, Python, PHP, .NET, Ruby, and Node.js

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