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.
sudo apt-get install default-jre sudo apt-get install default-jdk
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-installer
- I download the application zip from JetBrains and then run
tar xfz WebStorm-*.tar.gz
- 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.
mv /downloads/WebStorm-* your/desired/spot
- 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.)