Installing the Cloud Code extension


The following tools are expected to be installed and set up on your system:

  • Install and set up Visual Studio Code on your machine.
  • Install and configure language support. The Cloud Code extension works best with these four languages:
    • NodeJS (built-in support; no action required)
    • Go
    • Python
    • Java

Additional dependencies

Ensure the following are installed and added to the PATH environment variable of your machine:

  • Docker client; authenticated with your Docker registry
    • If you're using Windows Home, refer to this guide on how to set up your Docker client.
    • If you're using WSL but cannot install Docker for Desktop, use minikube instead for local development with Cloud Code.

If you're using Google Cloud Platform (GCP), you'll also need to:

Cloud Code can install some command-line dependencies for you automatically, and will prompt for your permission to install them, if they're not already installed. If you would prefer to use custom versions of these dependencies, you may opt out of dependency management by setting 'Auto Dependencies' ( to false in Settings (accessible through the Manage menu Manage icon > Settings). Then, install the following on your PATH:

Installation steps

  • Install the plugin directly from the Visual Studio Code Marketplace.

    Alternatively, select the 'Extensions' view Extension icon in VS Code by clicking on its square icon from the left side taskbar. Search for the 'Cloud Code' plugin and click 'Install'.

  • Once the extension has successfully installed, the Cloud Code icons will be added to the left side activity bar and ready for use.

What's next

Getting Support

To send feedback, report issues on GitHub, or ask a question on Stack Overflow.