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Java 8 Essential Training

Installing IntelliJ IDEA on Windows

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  • Course details

    If you want to build applications for mobile devices, desktop computers, or the web, you need to know Java. This course provides the foundation for learning Java SE (Standard Edition), so you can build your first apps or start exploring the language on your own. Author David Gassner shows how to install Java and the IntelliJ IDEA IDE, and start working with variables, data types, keywords, and other critical language components. He also helps you control program flow with conditional logic and loops, store data with the Java Collections Framework, and understand how Java implements object-oriented coding principles such as inheritance and polymorphism.


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      David Gassner

      Managing Staff Instructor, LinkedIn Learning Technology Library at LinkedIn

      David Gassner is the author of over 60 video-based technical training courses for software developers.

      David is a senior staff instructor who specializes in development platforms and programming languages including Android and Java. He currently creates training content for Android developers and content that covers multiple programming languages including Java, C#, Visual Basic, and Go. He was formerly the president and founder of Bardo Technical Services, an Adobe Solutions Network Training Provider. As an Adobe Certified Expert, he wrote courseware for Adobe and delivered extensive training on Flex, ColdFusion, Dreamweaver and Flash. He was the author of Wiley's Flex 3 Bible and Flash Builder 4 and Flex 4 Bible. He most recently designed and developed Audio Cues—an Android app for running sound in live performances—which is available in the Google Play store.

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  • Welcome

    - For most of this course, I'll be using IntelliJ IDEA, an advanced integrated development environment for Java developers from JetBrains. Click the download link and that will take you to this page. You'll find that there are versions of IntelliJ IDEA for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux, and I recommend using the free community edition. This will give you coding tools for Java, and for two JVM languages, Groovy and Scala. I've already downloaded the installer on Windows. If prompted with user account control dialog, click Yes to continue, then click through the prompts. Notice on 64-bit Windows that you'll be installing to C:\Program Files (x86), because this is a 32-bit software package. I'm using Version 14.1.3. If you're using a more recent version, you might see some visual differences. I'll continue through and accept all of the options, and let the installation complete. When the installation is complete, I'll check the option to run the software immediately and then click Finish.…

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