Jabed Zaman
Jabed Zaman


Jabed Zaman

Setting up Ubuntu 22.04 for development

Setting up Ubuntu 22.04 for development

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Jabed Zaman
Oct 22, 2022

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Table of contents

  • Basic Setup
  • Basic apps
  • Setting up git
  • Customizing the terminal
  • node setup
  • Mongo DB compass setup
  • extensions
  • Other programmes

I just had a clean reinstall of the latest ubuntu 22.04 LTS. This meant I had to setup my coding environment again from the scratch.

Basic Setup

First run sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade to installl the updates.
Then later install the gnome tweaks sudo apt install gnome-tweak-tool I prefer this to customize my gnome looks.

  • Turn on auto suspend on lid close
  • Head to settings then make the dock auto hide and make it in panel mode and position on bottom. Not madatory but I like my screen to be clean.
  • Ok optionally set a better wallpaper

Basic apps

  • Install chrome
  • Install VLC
  • Install curl
  • Install VS code

Setting up git

  • run sudo apt install git to install git
  • set git --global user.name "yourname"
  • set git --global user.email "youremail"
  • add ssh-keygen
  • add the saved ssh key to your github account

Customizing the terminal

I always prefer zsh over bash. First install zsh with the command sudo apt-get install zsh Set zsh to the default terminal chsh -s $(which zsh) Its not yet done!!
Run sh -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.github.com/robbyrussell/oh-my-zsh/master/tools/install.sh)" to setup the custom theme

zsh Something like this... hehehe...

node setup

You can get the latest node version from the snap store.

Mongo DB compass setup

Install compass from their offical website. You will get a .deb package which you can easily install to your system


  • Setup gnome extensions from gnome-extension This are the extensions which I use


Other programmes

  • Install android studio from their wesbite
  • Install Postman to test APIs
  • Install java by sudo apt install java

We are done. And this is how my desktop looks like


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