Getting started with Cloud Code for Cloud Shell

Cloud Code for Cloud Shell provides tools for developing cloud-based applications in your browser. Cloud Code is built in to the Cloud Shell Editor and doesn't require any setup. The Cloud Shell Editor is a code editor based on Theia that's available with every Cloud Shell instance.

Launching the Cloud Shell Editor

To start a Cloud Shell Editor session, open ide.cloud.google.com.

Moving between Cloud Shell and Cloud Shell Editor

To move between Cloud Shell and the Cloud Shell Editor, click Code Editor Button Open Editor or Close Editor on the toolbar of the Cloud Shell window.

Cloud Code views

Cloud Shell Editor interface

In the Activity bar on the left, you can find the Source Control and Debugging views, and Cloud Code-specific views like the Cloud APIs Manager, Cloud Run Explorer, and Kubernetes Explorer.

In the status bar, you can find the Cloud Code status bar and the Minikube status bar. When you click the Cloud Code status bar, available Cloud Code actions are displayed. When you click the Minikube status bar, you can start, stop, or pause a local cluster.

To run Cloud Code commands using the Command Palette, press Cmd/Ctrl+Shift+P.