Installation Guide

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There's a few ways you can install it.

Windows / Linux / Mac Global Installation

  • Download the package on GitHub
  • Add to your path


If you have node.js

> npm install -g sass

Compiling code to CSS on the command line


> sass source/stylesheets/index.scss

> build/stylesheets/index.css

Using VSCode's extensions

  • Use the live sass compiler extension which automatically compiles the .scss files to css
  • Find it here:


Setup a Java development environment

Go to to bootstrap your first Spring Boot project

  • Pick the JVM language of your choice (in our guide we will stick with Java)
  • Pick the dependency manager of your choice (in our guide we will stick with Maven)
  • Choose your group, artifact ids, name, description, package name.
  • Keep packaging as jar
  • Java version shouldn’t matter but we’ll choose version 11
  • Select the dependencies that you need on the right.
    • Probably want Spring Web most of the time unless you want to try reactive web to leverage reactive programming
    • Highly recommend Lombok for Java devs
  • Click generate to generate the project
  • Note: you don’t need maven or gradle installed because Spring provides you with maven or gradle wrappers that make it possible to run maven or gradle commands without having it installed.