Development Software Management

I have used a simple tool for many years to manage the development software I need on my Linux workstation:

The installation is very simple has highlighted on their home page:

curl -s "https://get.sdkman.io" | bash

A bit scary to be running a script that you download straight into a shell but you can do as you see fit to examine the script first if you prefer.

I use it to install Java, Gradle, Kotlin, Spark, VisualVM and it allows you to try a few other framework. You can even decided which Java vendor you want to use.

A big advantage is that it installs all these software in your home directory and it does not affect the system. You can also quickly switch from a version to another and that has proven very useful more than once.

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m5c

Java developper that loves photography and an excellent espresso

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