Setting up the Development Environment

In this tutorial you will set up the development environment required to complete the tutorials in this course.

The instructions on this page assume you will be installing the Caplin Platform 7 on a 64-bit version of Windows 7 or Windows 10.

Install OpenJDK

Follow the steps below:

  1. Install OpenJDK 8 or OpenJDK 11 (see Installing Java)

  2. Set the JAVA_HOME environment to the root of the OpenJDK’s installation directory

Install a Gradle-compatible IDE

The tutorials in this course are compatible with the following IDEs:

Install Eclipse

To install Eclipse, follow the steps below:

  1. Download and install the Eclipse IDE for Java EE from the Eclipse IDE website.

  2. Launch Eclipse

  3. Click Help > Eclipse Marketplace

  4. Search for and install the Buildship Gradle Integration plugin

Install Google Chrome

Install the Google Chrome web browser.

Install a Bash shell ( )

This section only applies if you are using Microsoft Windows.

The Caplin Deployment Framework is designed to run in a Bash shell. To run the Deployment Framework on Microsoft Windows, install Cygwin or Git Bash and enable the winsymlinks:lnk option.

For detailed instructions, see Installing Bash on Windows.

Install Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable for VS 2015 ( )

This section only applies if you are using Microsoft Windows.

The Windows builds of Liberator and Transformer require the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015.

The installer is available at The latest supported Visual C++ downloads on the Microsoft website.