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Dev Studio CLI


Dev Studio CLI will reach end-of-life on March 30, 2021. Acquia will no longer support Dev Studio CLI after March 30, 2021. Dev Studio CLI is replaced by Acquia CLI and Acquia Cloud IDE. Acquia recommends you to move from Dev Studio CLI to Acquia CLI and Acquia Cloud IDE which are more secure, reliable, and scalable.

Dev Studio CLI provides a command-line interface (CLI) to expose Drupal development workflows tailored to Drupal developers who work in modern virtual environments such as Lando or DrupalVM. With Dev Studio CLI, you can standardize your environments and actions with Acquia’s products and Cloud Platform API, and leverage Drupal-related tools such as Composer and Drush.

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Dev Studio CLI reduces complexity and increases speed in common workflow steps, such as:

  • Creating new applications
  • Deploying between environments
  • Running Drupal locally

Projects created or integrated with Dev Studio CLI encourage you to include BLT as a tool for developing Drupal applications, by providing the ads run blt command. BLT is a Composer-based package providing Acquia’s best practices for Drupal workflow, automation, and testing.

Dev Studio CLI can perform many of the actions performed by Dev Desktop, but isn’t a complete replacement for Acquia Dev Desktop. Dev Studio CLI provides compatibility with Drupal, Composer, and Docker to replace many development actions in Acquia Dev Desktop.

Getting started with Dev Studio CLI

To install Dev Studio CLI, ensure your local computer meets the installation requirements, then complete the steps in the installation procedure. After installation, you can perform the following actions:

Integrating Dev Studio with CI tools

You can install and run Dev Studio CLI within your preferred continuous integration (CI) process, including launching new on-demand environments, or making continuous deployments after each commit. Applications using BLT can also use recipes included with Acquia BLT to test and build applications.