IntelliJ IDEA is an IDE (integrated development environment) for Java development from JetBrains. It has two variants, the free community edition and a paid Ultimate Edition.
NOTE: JDK 8 and later versions are required for installing and running the IntelliJ IDEA.
To install JDK 8 on ubuntu click here
1.Go to IntelliJ IDEA download page. And download the Linux without JDK .tar.gz package. (here its ideaIC-2016.3-no-jdk.tar.gz)
Note: If you don’t have pre-installed JDK, you can download and install Linux with JDK .tar.gz package.
2.Unzip the IntelliJ IDEA .tar.gz file (that is ideaIC-2016.3-no-jdk.tar.gz) to where you wish to install the program (copy the file to home folder and right click and extract here). Here its Home Folder. Rename the extracted folder to something like “idea”
3.Open Terminal and type below code in terminal and press enter.
4.Then type below command and press enter
5.Select the second option if you don’t have a previous version of IntelliJ IDEA and click OK button.
To open IntelliJ IDEA, click the Dash home from unity launcher. And type IntelliJ IDEA in the search field. Then click IntelliJ IDEA community edition.