Paul Baumgarten

Computer Scientist, teacher, freelance programmer and self confessed geek



Raspberry Pi's come with Java pre-installed. If you are using less than version 11, it is recommended you run a distribution upgrade on your Pi.

sudo apt update
sudo apt dist-upgrade
sudo apt clean
sudo reboot

The following will install the pi4j library that Java will use to interface with your Raspberry Pi hardware controls such as the GPIO.

curl -ssl | sudo bash

If you have any issues with the above command, check the detailed installation instructions for pi4j

Install VS Code editor

wget -o -| sudo apt-key add -
sudo apt-get install code-oss=1.29.0-1539702286
apt-mark hold code-oss

Instructions sourced from makeuseof