Using SDKMAN for Your Development Environment

Using SDKMAN for Your Development Environment

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Introduction

SDKMAN is a command line utility we can use to make managing our development environments easier. By using SDKMAN we can easily install, update, or switch to specific versions of popular tools such as the Java JDK, Maven, Gradle, and Groovy.

In this tutorial, we will learn how to set up our Java development using SDKMAN.

Installing SDKMAN

The first thing we need to do is install SDKMAN. To learn how to install SDKMAN on your operating system head over to SDKMAN.

Java

The first we need to install is Java. With SDKMAN we can install multiple versions of Java easily.

Display Available Versions of Java

To display the versions of Java that are available we use this command:

sdk list java

Installing Latest Version of Java

To install the latest version of Java we use this command:

sdk install java

Installing a Specific Version of Java

To install a specific version of Java we this command:

sdk install java identifier

Maven

Maven is a package management tool.

Display Available Versions of Maven

To display the versions of Maven that are available we use this command:

sdk list maven

Installing the Lastest Version of Maven

To install the latest version of Maven we use this command:

sdk install maven

Installing a Specific Version of Maven

To install a specific version of Maven we this command:

sdk install maven verion-number

Gradle

Gradle is another package management tool.

Display Available Versions of Gradle

To display the versions of Gradle that are available we use this command:

sdk list gradle

Installing the Lastest Version of Gradle

To install the latest version of Gradle we use this command:

sdk install gradle

Installing a Specific Version of Gradle

To install a specific version of Gradle we this command:

sdk install gradle verion-number

Groovy

Groovy is a static and dynamic language that runs on the Java virtual machine (JVM).

Display Available Versions of Groovy

To display the versions of Groovy that are available we use this command:

sdk list groovy

Installing the Latest Version of Groovy

To install a specific version of Groovy we this command:

sdk install groovy

Installing a Specific Version of Groovy

To install a specific version of Groovy we this command:

sdk install groovy verion-number

Spring Boot CLI

Spring Boot CLI allows you to create Spring applications from the command-line.

Display Available Versions of Spring Boot CLI

To display the versions of Spring Boot CLI that are available we use this command:

sdk list springboot

Installing the Latest Version of Spring Boot CLI

To install a specific version of Spring Boot CLI we this command:

sdk install springboot

Installing a Specific Version of Spring Boot CLI

To install a specific version of Spring Boot CLI we this command:

sdk install springboot verion-number

Conclusion

In this tutorial you learned how easy it is to manage common Java development tools with SDKMAN. SDKMAN supports many more options. Please see the official SDKMAN documentation for complete details.

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