Getting setup for development (CentOS)

Getting setup for development (CentOS)

At work we'll often do 'group testing' sessions or 'internal hackathons'. What struck me about the last one was that setting up your development environment can surprisingly tricky, especailly if it's for a style of development or langage you don't generally use.

TL;DR: gist of commands

What are we developing for?

The setup we are going for here, is a Node.js and Java environment using VSCode - with a view to using the IBM Blockchain Platform extension for writing applications and smart contracts for Hyperledger Fabric

So how?

Well I'm going to link you to the [github gist here]( gist of commands "github gist here") that has the list of commands to enter, it's versioned and to have one place. Most of these commands have come from the home pages of the tools themsevles.

For me the most important elements are the programming SDK installations - using tools such as nvm, sdkman for example are critical. They allow multiple installations of language SDKs and keep things ordered

Installing Notes

  • Node.js
  • Java JDK
    • Just use sdkman to install java, and specificall the AdoptOpenJDK versions of Java
  • VSCode
  • DockerCE and docker-compose
  • And some extensions for VSCode.
    • Quite easy to install from the command line, and a bit quicker I think
      code --install-extension ms-vscode.vscode-typescript-tslint-plugin
      code --install-extension vscjava.vscode-java-pack
      code --install-extension 

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