Posted On: Nov 24, 2020

The AWS Toolkit for JetBrains now provides convenient IDE functionality to interact with SQS queues and search through CloudWatch Logs.  

Amazon SNS and SQS are foundational services used for synchronous service-to-service communication in serverless and microservices architectures. With pub/sub messaging you can design and build with event-driven architectures or decouple applications to increase performance, reliability and scalability. With the new release of the Toolkit, users can poll, publish messages, purge queues and configure triggers for Lambda functions, all from within the IDE. Check out the AWS Toolkit Docs to learn about the various SQS/SNS features in the IDE.

CloudWatch Logs Insights enables you to interactively search and analyze your log data in Amazon CloudWatch Logs. You can perform queries to help you more efficiently and effectively respond to operational issues. If an issue occurs, you can use CloudWatch Logs Insights to identify potential causes and validate deployed fixes. With the IDE integration customers can search their existing Cloudwatch Logs using the query API provided by Cloudwatch Logs Insights and view results listed in the results pane within the IDE. Check out the AWS Toolkit Docs to learn about the various CloudWatch Logs Insights features in the IDE.

The AWS Toolkit for JetBrains is an open source plugin for the integrated development environments (IDEs) from JetBrains that toolkit makes it easier to create, debug, and deploy software applications on Amazon Web Services in any of the JetBrains IDEs. With the plugin features, you can also view resources in your AWS account in the ‘AWS Resource Explorer View’, access various services, such as viewing contents in your S3 buckets, query CloudWatch Logs or invoke AWS Lambdas directly from your IDE. Install the AWS Toolkit and share your feedback, feature requests, and issues on the AWS Toolkit extension on GitHub.