In the following, we guide you through installing the development tools in the macOS operating system.
To install Java in macOS:
Go to the Amazon Corretto 11 download page at aws.amazon.com/corretto.
Download and run the macOs installer (.pkg).
Follow the prompts in the wizard.
Homebrew is a package manager that gives the easiest way to install both Maven and Node.js on macOS.
To install Homebrew, copy and paste the following into a terminal window:
$ /usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"
To install both Maven and Node.js, enter the following in a terminal window:
$ brew install node maven
You can install the Eclipse IDE either using an installer or manually. The installer downloads the installation package, extracts it, and sets it up in the system. You can also choose to manually download and extract the software package and then set it up manually.
After installing the Eclipse IDE itself, you can install the Vaadin Plugin for Eclipse.
To install the Eclipse IDE using the installer and the the Vaadin plugin:
Open a browser and go to the IntelliJ IDEA Mac download page at jetbrains.com/idea/download.
Download the Community Edition macOS Disk Image file (.dmg).
Mount it as another disk in your system.
Copy IntelliJ IDEA to your Applications folder.
Start IntelliJ IDEA and set up your preferences. You can use the defaults, unless you have a reason not to.