Introduction to Cloud Programming

You can find the lecture slides here.

Access Cloud9 IDE

Cloud9 IDE has changed since last semester. Cloud9 was bought by Amazon, which now manages the IDE. I have created a paid AWS account and am providing you access to it via this class.

Your username and password are derived from your name and your student ID number. Here's the formula I use and how to decode it:

  • lll = first 3 letters of your last name (lowercase)
  • fff = first 3 letters of your first name (lowercase)
  • Ff = first 2 letters of your first name (first letter uppercase)
  • Ll = first 2 letters of your last name (first letter uppercase)
  • nnnn = last 4 digits of your student ID
  • ccc = The digits of the class you're in

The formula is:

  • Amazon IAM user name: lllfffccc
  • Password: FfLlnnnn


  • Michael Matera (student ID 1234567)
  • Class: CIS-15
  • Amazon IAM user name: matmic15
  • Password: MiMa4567

Once you successfully login you'll be taken to the (sometimes confusing) AWS management console. Look for Cloud9 in recent services as shown in the picture below:

Or search for Cloud9 in the search bar.

  • I have created a workspace for you.
  • It should appear with your name when you follow the Cloud9 link from the AWS management console.
  • Your workspace is ready to use.

Get the Cloud9 Documentation