Posted On: Jun 27, 2012

We are excited to welcome eb (pronounced ee-bee) to the family of Elastic Beanstalk command line tools. Eb simplifies the development and deployment tasks from the terminal on Linux, Mac OS, and Microsoft Windows. Getting started is as easy as running eb init, eb start, and git aws.push.

Eb guides you through a few questions to configure your Elastic Beanstalk environment. If your source code is managed by Git, eb automatically configures Git to deploy to your Elastic Beanstalk environment.

Using eb, you can quickly launch new environments, deploy and test your application, and update your configuration settings. This allows for quick development and test cycles without leaving your terminal window. Eb also provides information about the status of your environment and progress during deployments.

The existing CLI that replicates the web service API continues to be supported for scripting and automated deployments.

To give eb a try, download the updated Command Line Interface. To learn more about eb, go to Get Started in the AWS Elastic Beanstalk Developer Guide.