1. Introduction

In this section, you will learn how to install a Modern Java development environment. If previously you have developed with Java, maybe you could skip this section and put the focus on the Brick requirements.

2. The modern Java development environment

Java is a General purpose programming language and is possible to run in the most popular desktop Operating Systems like: Windows, OSX & Ubuntu.

A modern Java development environment require the following elements to be installed in your computer:

  • A package manager

  • Java JDK

  • Build Systems (Maven & Gradle)

  • Java IDE (IntelliJ or Eclipse)

  • Sources & Repositories (Git & SourceTree)

The software listed previously is possible to install manually but it is better the usage of a package installer like HomeBrew for OSX or apt for Linux.

A package manager or package management system is a collection of software tools that automates the process of installing, upgrading, configuring, and removing computer programs for a computer’s operating system in a consistent manner. Source: Wikipedia

Click in the Operating System installed in your personal computer to check the requirements.

3. Next step

Continue in the section about Getting Started with your Brick