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Instant Vert.x by Simone Scarduzio

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Installation

This section will guide you through the installation of the necessary softwares needed to run a Vert.x program. Steps 1 and 4 are mandatory; Steps 2 and 3 are needed only if you intend to use Vert.x with Python or Ruby.

Step 1 – installing Java Development Kit (JDK)

Vert.x runs on Java and requires that Java Development Kit Version 1.7 (or later) is installed:

  1. Accept license and download the JDK tarball from Oracle's website.
  2. Install the rpm or tar.gz (on Linux) or the dmg (in OSX) file as usual.
  3. Open a terminal and check the Java version:
    $ java –version
    Java version "1.7.0_09"
    Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_09-b05)
    Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 23.5-b02, mixed mode)
    

Step 2 – Jython (optional)

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