Download Latest Version Can you help? Java offers the rich user interface, performance, versatility, portability, and security that today's applicationsrequire. The JDK is a development environment for building applications, applets, and components using the Java programming language. Java 6 is approaching EOL. JBentley JBentley 5, 5 5 gold badges 29 29 silver badges 63 63 bronze badges. Or search the CNET.
Govind Balaji Govind Balaji 6 6 silver badges 15 15 bronze badges. I wouldn't recommend downloading JDK or any other open source software from Oracle from any other place than the Oracle website itself What could go wrong? The JDK helps you debug Java, but some users have encountered issues using it in certain platforms, such as Android. The good news is that copious troubleshooting resources are a search away. It's a bit confusing, but at least you have options.
It should be pretty obvious that the Java Development Kit isn't something the average Windows user needs or wants, really. But the JDK is a powerful toolkit for Java programmers, and it's free.
Like always many classes have been deprecated. Top Downloads. It is capable of creating and compiling programs. Usually, if you only care about running Java programs on computer you will only install the JRE. It's all you need.
On the other hand, if you are planning to do some Java programming, you need to install the JDK instead. Sometimes, even if you are not planning to do any Java development on a computer, you still need the JDK installed. Programming in any computer language simply requires a text editor and knowledge of syntax, as well as a clear idea of what is you're trying to create. You then need a compiler to run as an interpreter to translate your code into something understandable.