To set up your account to use the IDE, consult the guide on using the dbt IDE.
The dbt Integrated Development Environment (IDE) provides a realtime editing and execution environment for your dbt project. In the dbt IDE, you can write, run, test, and version control the code in your dbt project from your browser -- no command line use required.
Compiling and Running SQL
In the dbt IDE, you can compile dbt code into SQL and execute it against your database directly. The IDE leverages the open-source dbt server to intelligently recompile only the parts of your project that have changed. This brings the cycle time for dbt project development down from minutes to seconds.
The dbt IDE updates in real-time as models, tests, seeds, and operations are run. If a model or tests fails, you can dig into the logs to find and fix the issue.
Leverage git directly from the dbt IDE to version control your code from your browser. You can branch, commit, push, and pull code with a couple of clicks - no command line required.
As Ben Franklin once said:
In matters of principle, stand like a rock; in matters of taste, swim with the current.