Setting up Linux is super easy; all you have to do is use your package manager (apt-get, yum, etc) to install the Java 10 JDK and git.

We’ll be assuming you’re using Ubuntu Bionic (18.04) or newer, which defaults to Java 11. If you’re using an older version of Ubuntu, you may need to add a third-party PPA to install the latest version of Java.

The following instructions only apply to the latest version of Ubuntu-based distributions. Search online or ask for help if you use a different distribution or package manager.

Oracle JDK 10 is also okay to install too. Note that we strictly require at least Java 8 for this course.

sudo apt-get install default-jdk

And then install git, our version control system.

sudo apt-get install git