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Last Update:

23 Aug 2020

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Software Author(s):

  • Michael Kölling


bluej java ide

BlueJ - Beginners Java Development Environment

4.2.2 | Updated: 23 Aug 2020



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Software Author(s):

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bluej java ide

BlueJ - Beginners Java Development Environment 4.2.2

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To install BlueJ - Beginners Java Development Environment, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade BlueJ - Beginners Java Development Environment, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall BlueJ - Beginners Java Development Environment, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade bluej -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade bluej -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure bluej installed
    name: bluej
    state: present
    version: 4.2.2
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

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chocolatey_package 'bluej' do
  action    :install
  version  '4.2.2'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: bluej,
    Version: 4.2.2,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller bluej
   Name     = 'bluej'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '4.2.2'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'bluej':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '4.2.2',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install bluej version="4.2.2" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 31 Aug 2020.


BlueJ is a development environment that allows you to develop Java programs quickly and easily. Its main features are that it is:

  • Simple BlueJ has a deliberately smaller and simpler interface than professional environments like NetBeans or Eclipse. This allows beginners to get started more quickly, and without being overwhelmed.
  • Designed for teaching BlueJ is deliberately designed with good pedagogy in mind. There is a popular textbook designed for teaching introductory university/college courses with BlueJ, and a site full of teaching resources.
  • Interactive BlueJ allows you to interact with objects. You can inspect their value, call methods on them, pass them as parameters and more. You can also directly invoke Java expressions without compiling. Thus BlueJ is a powerful graphical shell/REPL for Java.
  • Portable BlueJ runs on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and other platforms which run Java. It can also run without installation from a USB stick.
  • Mature BlueJ is over fifteen years old, but continues to be updated and supported by a full-time team. We aim to respond to all technical support requests within one working day.
  • Innovative BlueJ has several features not seen before in other IDEs. Its object bench, code pad, and scope colouring were all original BlueJ features.



  • BlueJ requires a Java 11+ JDK which is bundled with the install.

  • Current versions of BlueJ provide 64-bit support only - for a 32-bit operating system use BlueJ 4.1.4.

    choco install bluej --version 4.1.4
    choco pin pin add -n=bluej --version 4.1.4
  • This package is automatically updated using the Chocolatey Automatic Package Update Model (AU).
    If you find it is out of date by more than a day or two, please contact the maintainer(s) and let them know the package is no longer updating correctly.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

if ((Get-ProcessorBits 32) -or $env:ChocolateyForceX86 -eq 'true') {
  Write-Error -Message "32-bit version of BlueJ not available" -Category ResourceUnavailable

$packageArgs = @{
  PackageName    = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  FileType       = 'msi'
  Url64Bit       = ''
  Checksum64     = '6a70e4a9fd48bc7e22143c90ad0bba624b88187dcf70a61893d020fd2b61f033'
  ChecksumType64 = 'sha256'
  SilentArgs     = '/quiet /qn /norestart'
  ValidExitCodes = @(0,3010)

Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
BlueJ 4.2.1 2142 Tuesday, April 30, 2019 Approved
BlueJ 4.2.0 796 Thursday, February 7, 2019 Approved
BlueJ 4.1.4 1097 Monday, October 29, 2018 Approved
BlueJ 4.1.3 1020 Friday, September 7, 2018 Approved
BlueJ 4.1.2 2311 Friday, March 30, 2018 Approved
BlueJ 3.1.7 2451 Tuesday, February 23, 2016 Approved
BlueJ 3.1.6 480 Thursday, October 22, 2015 Approved
BlueJ 3.1.5 345 Friday, June 12, 2015 Approved
BlueJ 482 Sunday, November 30, 2014 Approved

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