This post is a place holder for setting up a Java development environment. It is intended for my son, but if useful to others then great. I will also be providing some basic information for Java as well. Note that many tutorials are geared to getting people using basic tools (notepad and command line) this will be using an IDE and hopefully more fun!
Before we start we need to set up a couple of things :
- Java 8 SDK (N.B. not the JRE!).
- Jetbrains IDE – Intellij Idea (Community edition).
- Git Source control.
- Github Account setup.
The last two of these are not entirely necessary but are a good practice and allow you to avoid mistakes, backtrack, backup and share your code if you want to.
Not much explanation at the moment, but a solid starting point. I’ll explain a couple of features in future posts but experimentation is the key to learning – try things and see what happens.