Configure development environment

In this chapter, you will configure the development environment that you will use throughout the workshop. To have a consistent experience for all attendees, you will connect to a preconfigured EC2 Instance running Windows over RDP and configure IntelliJ as the IDE.

If you don’t like Windows or IntelliJ and are tempted to use your laptop for the lab, please don’t. You will produce more than 12 MB/sec into a Kinesis data stream; if you use your own laptop for that, the procedure will either fail, or break the conference network, or both.