# Setting up the environment

The easiest way to start developing in M is to install the vscode extension. Download the M language server extension from the Visual Studio Code's marketplace.

# Dependencies

The M language server requires Java >= 8 set up in your path. To know your version of java run the command

java -version

and check that the printed version is higher than 8. If the version is lower or the java command is not found, you will need to download Java (opens new window) and add it to the path.

# All set up

Congratulations, you are ready to create your first project!