This book follows a hands-on approach; you will learn Reactor by working with examples. This chapter will set up the project that we will use throughout this book. Before we can move on, we will have to do some setting up. Please install the following items on your machine:
Java 8: Reactor works with Java 8 or above. Please download the latest update of Java 8 from the official Oracle website at http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html. At the time of writing, the Java version was 1.8.0_101. You can check your Java version by running the following command:
$ java -versionjava version "1.8.0_101"Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_101-b13)Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.101-b13, ...