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Welcome to BOLT and this introductory series of videos, BOLT bootcamp. In this first video we will cover installing Bolt directly to your local machine. BOLT can also be installed using a container which will be explained in our next video. To start off, I will be installing BOLT on windows 10, but you can follow the same steps on any other platform.
To start, Java8 needs to be installed. Lets go to the java website and download it. Now that we have it downloaded, go through the install process (run at 5x speed to save time). Now we need to add a property to the windows system. (do it)
Next, we need to install gauge on the machine. Lets go to the gauge site and download it. When we are in the install process, we want to select Java as our language. At this time, also ensure HTML is selected as the reporting plugin and add XML and/or Spectacle if desired. Once this is completed, open a command prompt and type “gauge version”. Ensure that it shows the current version and lists java, html-reporting, and any other selected reporting options. If any are missing, just run “gauge install java”, “gauge install html-report”, etc.
Now that Gauge is installed, we need our IDE. BOLT uses IntelliJ as it the preferred IDE, so we will go to the Intellij download page, download the community version, and go through the install process (sped up at 5x speed).
Now that IntelliJ is installed, lets add the Gauge plugin to aid in writing tests. Lets go into the plugin properties (configure - plugins) and search for Gauge (possibly need to search in the repositories). Install the plugin and select restart IntelliJ and then the ok.
As we now have our machine ready to run BOLT, lets clone or download BOLT from github.
Now everything is ready to go, lets open the project in Intellij and run the demo test to ensure a successful install.