Install BlueJ Java IDE on Raspberry Pi

BlueJ Java IDE

A simple but powerful Java IDE.

BlueJ is an integrated development environment for the Java programming language, developed mainly for educational purposes.

To run: Menu -> Programming -> BlueJ Java IDE
To run in a terminal: bluej

Fortunately, BlueJ Java IDE is very easy to install on your Raspberry Pi in just two steps.

  1. Install Pi-Apps - the best app installer for Raspberry Pi.
  2. Use Pi-Apps to install BlueJ Java IDE.


For the best chance of this working, we recommend using the latest version of Raspberry Pi OS, which is currently version Bookworm.
Raspberry Pi OS has 32-bit and 64-bit variants, both of which will run on most Raspberry Pi computers, including the Pi 3, Pi 4, and Pi5.
BlueJ Java IDE will run on either PiOS 32-bit or 64-bit.

Install Pi-Apps

Pi-Apps is a free tool that makes it incredibly easy to install the most useful programs on your Raspberry Pi with just a few clicks.

Open a terminal and run this command to install Pi-Apps:

wget -qO- | bash

Feel free to check out the Pi-Apps source code here:

Install BlueJ Java IDE

Now that you have Pi-Apps installed, it is time to install BlueJ Java IDE.
First launch Pi-Apps from your start menu:

Then click on the Programming category.

Now scroll down to find BlueJ Java IDE in the list.

Just click Install and Pi-Apps will install BlueJ Java IDE for you!

Pi-Apps is a free and open source tool made by Botspot and other contributors. Find out more at