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Getting Started With Amazon Q Developer and AWS Cloud9

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Amazon Q Developer is a generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) powered assistant that can help you understand, build, extend, and operate AWS applications. This lab uses functionality from Amazon CodeWhisperer which has been incorporated into Amazon Q Developer. Specifically, coding companion functionality that provides code recommendations based on contextual information like prior code and comments.

AWS Cloud9 is a cloud-based integrated development environment that allows you to write, run, and debug code in your browser. The Cloud9 IDE supports the use of Amazon Q Developer to generate code suggestions.

In this lab, you will learn about Amazon Q Developer and its features. You will also learn how to enable Amazon Q Developer suggestions in the Cloud9 IDE and how to use those suggestions to write Python code.

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this beginner-level lab, you will be able to:

  • Enable Amazon Q Developer suggestions in the Cloud9 IDE
  • Utilize Amazon Q Developer suggestions to write and deploy a Python function

Intended audience

  • Cloud Developers
  • Software Engineers


Familiarity with the following will be beneficial but is not required:

  • AWS Cloud9
  • Amazon Q Developer
  • Python

The following content can be used to fulfill the prerequisites:


June 14, 2024 - Updated the lab to refer to Amazon Q Developer, which now integrates Amazon CodeWhisperer

About the author

Jun Fritz, opens in a new tab
Cloud Labs Developer
Learning paths

Jun is a Cloud Labs Developer with previous experience as a Software Engineer and Cloud Developer. He holds the AWS Certified Solutions Architect and DevOps Engineer Professional certifications. He also holds the AWS Certified Solutions Architect, Developer, and SysOps Administrator Associate certifications. 

Jun is focused on giving back to the growing cloud community by sharing his knowledge and experience with students and creating engaging content. 

Covered topics

Lab steps

Logging In to the Amazon Web Services Console
Accelerating Development With Amazon Q Developer
Generating Code Suggestions With Amazon Q Developer and AWS Cloud9