How to Install IntelliJ IDEA IDE on Ubuntu Linux

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IntelliJ IDEA IDE should be a great place to start for developers looking for an open-source or commercial development platform (code editor) to build and manage their Java applications. 

IntelliJ IDEA is a popular Java Integrated Development Environment (IDE) platform that supports Java languages such as Scala, Groovy, and Kotlin.

IntelliJ IDEA provides on-the-fly error prevention, autocompletion, debugging, and built-in tools to support version control, decompiler, database, and SQL integration. You can install and use the commercial version for 30 days. after which you must purchase a license.

The community version is free of charge.

This brief tutorial will show students and new users how to easily install the IntelliJ IDEA IDE installer on Ubuntu 16.04 | 17.10 | 18.04 desktop…

For more about IntelliJ IDEA, please check its Homepage.

To install IntelliJ IDEA on Ubuntu, follow the steps below:

There are two ways to install IntelliJ IDEA on Ubuntu: one is via its ToolBox App, and the other is using Snap. To install via its ToolBox App, use the Download link below:

Save the file to your desktop. Then right-click it and extract the zipped folder. Next, browse to the extracted folder and run the executable.

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Then select the app you want to install via its ToolBox Apps

PhpStorm Ubuntu install

Install IntelliJ IDEA via Snap

If you won’t use the ToolBox app, Snap is your only option. Snaps are containerized software packages that are simple to create and install.

It’s a new way to manage packages on Linux systems and is supported by the top Linux distributions.

It’s probably the easiest way to install and manage packages on Linux systems, including Ubuntu.

To install the IntelliJ IDEA task management app via Snap, run the commands below

sudo apt install snapd
sudo snap install intellij-idea-community --classic

To install the commercial version, run the commands below:

sudo snap install intellij-idea-ultimate --classic

When you’re done, IntelliJ IDEA should be installed and ready to use… To launch it, go to the Activities Overview, search IntelliJ IDEA, and launch it.

IntelliJ IDEA Ubuntu Install

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  2. Clear and to the point. Thanks!

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