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Command Line Friendly Java Development Setup

I recently signed up to take an Algorithms class online via Coursera. The language of the class is the new lingua franca, Java. I do most of my development on a VPS which means I’m accustomed to doing my work on the command line with my editor being Vim. While the class doesn’t require one to use an IDE, I didn’t see that any other work flows explained how to do the assignments without an IDE.

I’ve done some work around Java build management using Maven, so I thought I would try to apply Maven’s basics so that I could do my work on my VPS. Here’s my documentation on how I did that. I hope that others in the class might benefit from this as well.