Posted On: Mar 29, 2023

The AWS Toolkits enables easier development faster by supporting AWS SAM Accelerate in the IDEs letting you edit, deploy, and test your code iteratively. This update is supported in Visual Studio Code or JetBrains IDEs like IntelliJ IDEA, Rider, WebStorm, PyCharm, CLion, RubyMine, GoLand and PhpStorm.

Customers can quickly deploy and run code changes by selecting the ‘Sync AWS SAM Application’ option from their IDE and run the local changes in the AWS cloud without initiating an AWS CloudFormation deployment. For example, changes to AWS Lambda functions, Lambda Layer resources, AWS StepFunction templates and Amazon APIGateway documents are deployed quickly without an infrastructure deployment. With the ability to rapidly deploy to the AWS Cloud during development, you can iteratively identify issues with your application that are challenging to detect in your local environment. For example, testing in the AWS Cloud can help you identify issues with IAM roles or API authorization. Check out the Toolkit User Guide for JetBrains and VS Code to learn how to use this feature in your preferred IDE.

Install the AWS Toolkit for JetBrains and VS Code, or update to the latest version to use the newly announced feature. The AWS Toolkits are open source projects and you can submit issues or feature requests to open source GitHub repos for the Toolkit for JetBrains and the Toolkit for VS Code.