Posted On: Oct 2, 2019

Amazon Web Services (AWS) developers using Visual Studio Code (VS Code) can now use IntelliSense to write Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) task definitions. This can save you lots of time by avoiding manual typing and catching easy to miss errors. These changes are already available in the VS Code toolkit for AWS so current users who have auto updates enabled don’t need to install anything to get this functionality.  

Visual Studio Code is a popular editor among developers using containers and open source technologies. We aim to improve the productivity of developers using these tools at the beginning of the development life cycle. IntelliSense for Amazon ECS offers auto completion, flagging errors and missing required properties in creating task definitions. Along with IntelliSense for writing a DockerFile and a CloudFormation template, this simplifies the creation of all artifacts needed for an Amazon ECS deployment. 

  • See our step by step guide on how to use the IntelliSense for Amazon ECS. You can install the latest AWS toolkit for Visual Studio Code here.
  • Reference the full list of Amazon ECS task definition parameters that are supported with IntelliSense today here
  • To learn more about Amazon ECS, please see our product documentation.