This is a continuation of my notes on installing Ubuntu 16.04. In this post, I install the programs that I use for programming and technical work.
Here are a few basic tools that I use that are easy to install:
- GVim: Power text editor — vim is the CLI version, and vim-gnome is the GUI version (I like both for different situations)
- Git: Version control system … git-cola is the GUI client, installs CLI program as a dependency
- Meld: compare tool like “Beyond Compare”, etc. nautilus-compare is an add on to launch from the file manager
sudo apt-get install \
For vim, I have some plugins in my plugin directories and a customized configuration. So, I restored my ~/.vim directory and /.vimrc. I changed the directory for the backup files as well. I have this in my .vimrc:
So, I needed to create a ~/.vimtmp directory.
I used WebUpd8’s repository to install Brackets:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/brackets
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install brackets
Note: If you don’t install from WebUpd8’s repository, you will need to download and install the libgcrypt11 package from an older version of Ubuntu. See WebUpd8’s article for more information, but I just installed the 64-bit one from here. (I had to do that to test an issue with Brackets 1.7).
After installing the main Brackets application, I installed the following plugins:
- Brackets Bower
- Grunt for Brackets
- Brackets Git
- Brackets TypeScript (François de Campredon)
I keep Node JS for various tools such as npm and bower. I’ve quit trying to use Bower PHP.
So, this installs: Node JS, the NPM installer, Bower, and Protractor
sudo apt-get install nodejs
sudo ln -s /usr/bin/nodejs /usr/bin/node
sudo apt-get install npm
sudo npm install bower -g
sudo npm install -g protractor
sudo npm install -g gulp
Note: For some reason, the package installs node as nodejs. I had to run the ln command to make a link to node. Previously I had learned that Bower wouldn’t work without that.
Here are the versions:
$ nodejs –version
$ bower –version
$ protractor –version
FYI: In order to list the versions, I used the ls command:
$ npm -g ls –depth=0
I dropped off installing Java 7. I just used Web Upd8’s repository.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-installer
I downloaded Soap UI from their website.
I just ran the shell script without sudo/root access.
I accepted the defaults going through the wizard. On the previous version of Ubuntu, I had to add a parameter to the SoapUI shortcut to get it to work, but I didn’t have to do that this time.
As a note to myself, I’ll have to try Storm later.
Gluon Scene Developer
I downloaded the Scene Developer from the Gluon website. I downloaded the 64-bit version, and installed it from the commandline with:
sudo dpkg -i scenebuilder-8.2.0_x64_64.deb
I found an issue link claiming that the Eclipse Mars Release was added to Ubuntu Make. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get Make to install Eclipse at all. So, I just went the manual route. In fact, I found that Eclipse now has an installer to make matters easier.
tar -xzvf eclipse-inst-linux64.tar.gz
I accepted the defaults on the installer.
Update 6/8/2016: To get it to fully work, I had to update the eclipse.ini file as I learned from an AskUbuntu post. I updated eclipse/java-latest-released/eclipse/eclipse.ini, and added the following two lines after the first two:
After opening Eclipse, I installed the plugins from Help > Install New Software. (using Luna – http://download.eclipse.org/releases/luna):
- Collaboration > Command Line Interface for Java Implementation of Git
- Collaboration > Eclipse GitHub Integration with task focused interface
- Collaboration > Java Implementation of Git
- Mylyn Integrations > Mylyn Context Connector: Eclipse IDE
- Mylyn Integrations > Mylyn Context Connector: Java Development
- Mylyn Integrations > Mylyn Context Connector: Plug-in Development
- Mylyn Features > Mylyn Task List
- Mylyn Features > Mylyn Task-Focused Interface
- Mylyn Integrations > Mylyn Versions Connector: Git
- Web, XML, Java EE and OSGi Enterprise Development > Eclipse Web Developer Tools
- Web, XML, Java EE and OSGi Enterprise Development > Eclipse Java Web Developer Tools
- Web, XML, Java EE and OSGi Enterprise Development > PHP Development Tools
I just added two sites to Window > Preferences under Install/Update > Available Software:
On the Install Dialog (Help > Install Software), I picked e(fx)clipse – install > e(fx)clipse – IDE. Then, I just let it do it’s thing.
I downloaded SQL Developer from Oracle’s SQL Developer website. They are on version 126.96.36.199.59 now. I downloaded the “Other Platforms” version. Then, I used the sqldeveloper-package program to install it.
sudo apt-get install sqldeveloper-package make-sqldeveloper-package -b output \ sqldeveloper*.zip sudo dpkg -i sqldeveloper*all.deb