The AWS Toolkit lets you interact with AWS directly from VS Code. Ready to install? See Getting Started.
Amazon Q is your conversational assistant for building, maintaining, and transforming applications. Amazon Q can do the following from the IDE:
- Answer questions about AWS
- Answer questions about general programming concepts
- Explain what a line of code or code function does
- Write unit tests and code
- Debug and fix code
- Refactor code
An AI powered productivity tool for the IDE.
- Real-time code suggestions - automatic code recommendations in 15+ languages, now including infrastructure as code (CloudFormation, AWS CDK, and Terraform)
- Optimized for use with AWS services - code suggestions are optimized for AWS APIs including Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), AWS Lambda, and Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3)
- Built-in security scans - Scan your code to detect hard-to-find vulnerabilities and get code suggestions to remediate them immediately
AWS Application Composer maintains a real-time visual representation of your application architecture in sync with your IaC. Changes to the architecture—such as adding new resources or changing service configuration—are reflected in the IaC artifacts, and vice versa.
- Visually compose modern applications from 1,000+ AWS CloudFormation resources with little guesswork.
- Use the right tool for the task, including visual, code, or generative AI powered code suggestions in your IDE.
- Integrate with Workflow Studio to visually orchestrate over 220 AWS services or public http endpoints with Step Functions workflows.
Unified software development service to quickly build and deliver applications on AWS.
Dev Environments - launch VS Code in a cloud development environment, available on-demand in the cloud and automatically created with branch code and consistent project settings, providing faster setup, development, and testing
View, modify, and deploy AWS resources
Multiple AWS accounts and regions - access AWS resources across your accounts and regions
S3 support - view, create, and edit S3 buckets, folders, and files
Lambda - download & upload Lambda functions
Troubleshoot AWS from the IDE
Lambda - step-through AWS Lambda functions using the VS Code debugger
CloudWatch - find logs generated by your AWS resources
ECS - execute commands against running ECS containers (or open a terminal)
- Redshift - view database objects and run SQL queries in a notebook interface
- Step Functions - work with asl files and render state machine visuals
- CloudFormation - view CloudFormation stacks
- API Gateway - invoke an API gateway endpoint
- S3 - view and create S3 folders and buckets, download and upload files, and edit supported files
For a full list of features, visit our documentation.
- Open the AWS Toolkit extension
- Add AWS credentials
- AWS resources - connect using IAM credentials or IAM Identity Center (formerly SSO)
- CodeWhisperer - connect using AWS Builder ID or IAM Identity Center (formerly SSO)
- CodeCatalyst - connect using AWS Builder ID
Submit bug reports and feature requests on our Github repository.