Preparation. What do you need to get started?

Your development environment consists of:

  1. IDE (like Eclipse) or plain text editor (like notepad)
  2. Java application server (e.g. tomcat)
  3. Git client to get the ibis4example code
  4. (Optionally) a maven build tool for building a war file to deploy
  5. (Optionally) a GitHub account to clone ibis4example and store your changes
  6. (Optionally) a AWS free tier account

There are hundred possibilities, so we’ve selected two preferred options for you to get started, for local development we suggest Eclipse, this will cover point 1 to 4 from the list above, if you do not want to install any tooling we suggest the AWS Cloud option where you will be able to work directly on your GitHub account or with any simple editor.

Descision matrix

Which environment will be the best for you? Make a choice between a local or a cloud environment using this decision matrix.

Cloud (AWS) Local
Time to set up 10 minutes 5 to 15 minutes
100% Free
Creditcard required ✓ But 100% free
Offline development
Needs JDE / JDR ✓ For Maven build
Online accessible console
Required local space 0MB 500MB
Unit testttool
My choice is cloud local