Once you are in the AWS console you need to navigate to AWS Cloud9 which is a cloud-based integrated development environment (IDE) that lets you write, run and debug your code with just a browser. It comes prepackaged with essential tools including python.

  • In the AWS console enter Cloud9 into the search bar

  • Create environment

  • Provide a name such as LearnPython

  • Accept the default settings and select Next

The default settings are eligible as a free tier service.

  • Select Create environment

  • Once the instance has been created, the top section is a code editor where you will write your python code. The bottom section is a terminal session allowing you to interact directly with AWS and with python. The left sidebar is your environment where you can create and see your python files.