Installing the BlueJ IDE on Debian Wheezy

bluej-icon-largeBlueJ is an integrated development environment (IDE), maintained by University of Kent, that is primarily used for educational purposes. I’ve used this IDE to learn Java, for the first time, at my own university.

First, install the Java SE Development Kit (JDK) 8.

Next, BlueJ 3.0 ‘.jar’ file (bluej-3*.jar)–preferably the latest–from here.

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# This will move the bluej-3*.jar to the home
# directory, execute it, then remove it after 30 seconds. When prompted with the
# installation menu, select “install.” Remember to select “Done” when finished.
##

cd ~/downloads
mv bluej-3*.jar ~/
cd ~/
/usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.8*/bin/java -jar bluej-3*.jar && sleep 30s ; rm bluej-3*.jar

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# This executes BlueJ.
##

~/bluej/./bluej
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