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Rafiullah Hamedy

Give feedback to the maintainer of what you struggled with or misunderstood when you first discover the project. This is super valuable! It's very hard for us to see our projects with the perspective of beginner's mind!

That's so true. I contributed toElastic Search and I found it to be a little challenging to set up the environment especially when it comes to configuring different versions of java, and knowing how to run specific build tasks. In comparison, spring-boot another huge project but, they provide eclipse installer which makes it very easy to get started.

Great article Jean! πŸ‘

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Jean-Michel Fayard πŸ‡«πŸ‡·πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¨πŸ‡΄ Author

Ah ah so true, java is suprisingly hard to install. I had to post this internally to explain it:

$ brew update 
$ brew tap homebrew/cask-versions
$ brew cask install java11
$ java -version