My Steps for Getting Started with Java Development on Windows

Lucas Jellema
9 min readSep 20, 2020

In this article a brief overview of my steps to set up an environment on my Windows 10 laptop for doing Java programming. If you follow these steps, you should be up and running with coding, building, testing and packaging Java 14 applications on your laptop in some 20 minutes.

The elements used in this environment are

  • Visual Studio Code
  • VS Code Java Extension Pack
  • JDK 14 (OpenJDK)
  • Maven
Lucas Jellema

Lucas Jellema is CTO and IT architect at Conclusion, The Netherlands. He is Oracle ACE Director, one time JavaOne Rockstar and programmer