Installation< Java Programming
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In order to make use of the content in this book, you would need to follow along each and every tutorial rather than simply reading through the book. But to do so, you would need access to a computer with the Java platform installed on it — the Java platform is the basic prerequisite for running and developing Java code, thus it is divided into two essential pieces of software:
- the Java Runtime Environment (JRE), which is needed to run Java applications and applets; and,
- the Java Development Kit (JDK), which is needed to develop those Java applications and applets.
However as a developer, you would only require the JDK which comes equipped with a JRE as well. Given below are installation instruction for the JDK for various operating systems: