Posted On: Nov 26, 2019

The AWS Toolkit for IntelliJ, PyCharm, Rider, and WebStorm now support Cloud Debugging (beta), which enables you to debug your cloud applications by directly accessing code running in the cloud. Previously, when you wanted to step-through debug your applications in your integrated development environment (IDE), you had to rely on features such as local emulation, which attempt to replicate complex cloud architectures on your local machine. Emulated environments cannot consistently maintain fidelity with your cloud environment, resulting in more errors found at deployment time and longer development cycles.

Cloud Debugging currently supports debugging containerized applications running on Amazon ECS with AWS Fargate. You can view logs, set breakpoints, and get a terminal into the running container. You can start using Cloud Debugging (beta) in your JetBrains IDE by downloading and installing the AWS Toolkits for IntelliJ, PyCharm, Webstorm, or Rider. Visit our documentation to learn more about Cloud Debugging.