Eventually, when you're ready to release a version of your code to production, you'll need a
.jar file to distribute. Intellij makes building JARs quite easy.
First, navigate to
File -> Project Structure and click on
Click on the
+ button, and select
JAR -> From modules with dependencies:
Select your module from the dropdown list, and the main file (this is the file that contains your
public static void main() method):
OK, verify that all the information regarding dependencies is correct, and click
OK to finish setting up the artifact.
We're not done yet! We've only told Intellij how to build the artifact, now we actually need to make the
Build -> Build Artifacts, and click
Build on the popup menu:
jar will be found in
build -> classes -> artifacts