Assuming you’ve already installed Node.js and (Java or GraalVM), install the project management utilities development tool.

Using NPM

yarn global add es4x-pm # OR npm install -g es4x-pm

Using npm should be the preferred way to install as it allows easy upgrades and should be portable across different Operating Systems.

OS package

When working on CI environments where the amount of packages is limited, the package manager can be installed by unzipping the prepackaged tar/zip file.

ES4X='0.9.0' \
  curl -sL \$ES4X/es4x-pm-$ES4X-bin.tar.gz \
  | tar zx --strip-components=1 -C /usr/local

For Windows Operating Systems the same can be done using a zip file instead.

Verify the installation

You should now have a es4x command available in your path, you can test it by running:

$ es4x --help

Usage: java -jar /usr/local/bin/es4x-bin.jar [COMMAND] [OPTIONS]

    bare         Creates a bare instance of vert.x.
    dockerfile   Creates a generic Dockerfile for building and deploying the
                 current project.
    init         Initializes the 'package.json' to work with ES4X.
    install      Installs required jars from maven to 'node_modules'.
    list         List vert.x applications
    run          Runs a JS script called <main-verticle> in its own instance of
    start        Start a vert.x application in background
    stop         Stop a vert.x application
    version      Displays the version.

Run 'java -jar /usr/local/bin/es4x-bin.jar COMMAND --help' for
more information on a command.

For best experience and performance please install GraalVM. When working on standard JDK, using Java < 11 will run on Interpreted mode which is not performance or recommended for production.