I’ve recently setup a completely clean virtual machine for doing web, system, and related development on Ubuntu. Here’s the shortlist of what I’ve installed after a default installation. The ongoing list of tools and related items I have installed on my Linux dev box I’m keeping here, and it will be kept as a living doc, so I’ll change it as I add new tools, apps and related changes. So lemme know what I ought to add to that list and I’ll add it to my docs page here. Here’s what I have so far…
- Always run sudo apt-get update once the system is installed. It never hurts to have the latest updates.
- I always install Chrome as my first app. Sometimes the Ubuntu Software Center flakes out on this, but just try again and it’ll work. I use the 64-bit Chrome btw, as I’ve noticed that the 32-bit often flakes out when attempting installation on my virtual machines. Your mileage may vary.
What this enables…
- Run a ‘sudo apt-get update’.
- To install the default Java JRE and the JDK run the following commands.
[sourcecode language=”bash”]sudo apt-get install default-jre
sudo apt-get install default-jdk[/sourcecode]
[sourcecode language=”bash”]sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-installer[/sourcecode]
- I download the application zip from JetBrains and then run
[sourcecode language=”bash”]tar xfz WebStorm-*.tar.gz[/sourcecode]
- Next I always move the unzipped content to the directory in which I’d like to have the application stored. It’s good practice to not keep things in the download directory, just sayin’. Generally I put these in my usr/bin directory.
[sourcecode language=”bash”]mv /downloads/WebStorm-* your/desired/spot[/sourcecode]
- Now at your terminal, navigate to the path where the application is stored and run the WebStorm.sh executable.
- To add WebStorm to the Quicklaunch, just right click on the icon and select to Lock to Launcher.
- Follow all the steps listed under WebStorm, it’s the exact same process.
- Go to download the latest v3.
- Run the package and it should launch the actual Ubuntu installer, setup Sublime for bash use and get it installed.
(NOTE UPDATED 1/18/2016 > The installer doesn’t seem to get it installed, so I went with this link http://olivierlacan.com/posts/launch-sublime-text-3-from-the-command-line/ which has a good solution.)
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Noob question: Why Java and Oracle Java?
Ya know, I ought to actually just remove the Oracle Java installation. I really don’t feel I should support Oracle in any way (especially after their insane API lawsuit). Technically I know of almost nothing that is different between the two these days, since the Java API is allowed to remain the same as the Oracle Java API everything will be fine. However if Oracle had won that lawsuit, it would have really decimated the open source alternate.
…on that note, on the official updated page here http://compositecode.com/docs/ubuntu-dev-tools/ I’m going to actually pull the Oracle Java installation. Good question! 🙂
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