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AWS CloudShell

Command line access to AWS resources and tools directly from a browser
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What is AWS CloudShell?

It is a browser-based shell that makes it easy to securely manage, explore, and interact with your AWS resources. It is pre-authenticated with your console credentials. Common development and operations tools are pre-installed, so no local installation or configuration is required. You can quickly run scripts with the AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI), experiment with AWS service APIs using the AWS SDKs, or use a range of other tools to be productive. You can use it right from your browser and at no additional cost.
AWS CloudShell is a tool in the AWS Tools category of a tech stack.

Who uses AWS CloudShell?

Developers

AWS CloudShell Integrations

Git, PowerShell, Zsh (Z shell), AWS CLI, and pip are some of the popular tools that integrate with AWS CloudShell. Here's a list of all 5 tools that integrate with AWS CloudShell.

AWS CloudShell's Features

  • No extra credentials to manage
  • Always up to date
  • No cost
  • Customizable

AWS CloudShell Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to AWS CloudShell?
AWS Amplify
A JavaScript library for frontend and mobile developers building cloud-enabled applications. The library is a declarative interface across different categories of operations in order to make common tasks easier to add into your application. The default implementation works with Amazon Web Services (AWS) resources but is designed to be open and pluggable for usage with other cloud services that wish to provide an implementation or custom backends.
AWS CLI
It is a unified tool to manage your AWS services. With just one tool to download and configure, you can control multiple AWS services from the command line and automate them through scripts.
AWS Shell
The AWS Command Line Interface is a unified tool to manage your AWS services.
LocalStack
LocalStack provides an easy-to-use test/mocking framework for developing Cloud applications.
troposphere
The troposphere library allows for easier creation of the AWS CloudFormation JSON by writing Python code to describe the AWS resources. troposphere also includes some basic support for OpenStack resources via Heat.
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