lab playground

Java Development Playground

Up to 4h
Free playExplore without specific objectives or guided instruction.
Real-world experiencePractice in a live, pre-configured sandbox environment.
Lab description

Java consistently ranks as one of the most popular programming languages in surveys. It is an object-oriented language that follows the paradigm of write once, run anywhere. It is a common choice for enterprise applications and is also frequently used for mobile applications thanks to the Android SDK using the Java language. Cloud Academy provides a wide variety of training content to help you boost your skills with Java. This Java development playground supplements that content by providing you with a ready-to-use Java integrated development environment (IDE). In addition to Java, the host has common development tools such as jshell and git installed and ready for you to play with.

The playground is a safe and secure sandbox environment for you to explore your own ideas, follow along with Cloud Academy courses, or answer your own questions all without the need to install any software on your local machine. The extended duration of this playground provides you with ample time to play to your heart's content. Have fun in the playground!

Intended Audience

This lab playground is intended for:

  • Anyone learning Java or interested in getting started
  • Software developers
  • DevOps engineers
  • Operations engineers
  • System administrators


There are no prerequisites for this lab playground.


April 15th, 2020 - Updated lab infrastructure to allow direct access to the browser development environment without navigating the cloud vendor console

About the author
Logan Rakai, opens in a new tab
Lead Content Developer - Labs
Learning paths

Logan has been involved in software development and research since 2007 and has been in the cloud since 2012. He is an AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional, AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional, Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect Expert, MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, Google Cloud Certified Associate Cloud Engineer, Certified Kubernetes Security Specialist (CKS), Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA), Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD), and Certified OpenStack Administrator (COA). He earned his Ph.D. studying design automation and enjoys all things tech.

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Lab steps
Connecting to the Java IDE Playground