Installing BlueJ at Home

For more information on BlueJ visit the BlueJ homepage. You can also download the BlueJ tutorial and BlueJ reference manual.

Instructions to install BlueJ.  Adapted from the BlueJ homepage.

  1. STOP. Make sure you have downloaded and installed Java before installing BlueJ.
     
  2. Go to the download page at the BlueJ site, http://www.bluej.org/download/download.html.
     
  3. Download the appropriate version of Bluej. Below is an image of the download page.

    BlueJ download page
     
  4. After you have downloaded the proper file run it. On a computer with a Windows operating system double click on the icon of the file to run it.

    BlueJ setup executable icon
     
  5. The BlueJ Installer will open.

    BlueJ installer
     
  6. Run through the steps of the installer.
     
  7. When the installer has finished check that BlueJ has been installed correctly by running it. Again, On a computer with a Windows operating system double click on the icon of the file to run it.

    BlueJ executable icon
     
  8. You are now ready to create projects and programs in BlueJ. You can emove the installer program from your computer. See the Getting Started with BlueJ page or the BlueJ tutorial.

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  10. For information on installing BlueJ on a Macintosh system please see the BlueJ download page.

If you have problems installing BlueJ make sure you are following these instructions exactly. You can also get help online from the BlueJ help pages.

Once you are familiar with BlueJ reference manual is very good for "How do I..." type questions.