In this tutorial you will learn about the Java Development Kit (JDK) and its application with practical example.
Java Development Kit (JDK)
Java Development Kit (JDK) is a software development kit that contains tools needed to develop Java applications, and JRE to run the program. We can think of JDK as a set of JRE and Development Tools. When we download JDK, JRE is also downloaded, and we don’t need to download it separately.
In addition to JRE, JDK also contains number of development tools such as Java Archive (jar), Java Compiler (javac), Java Disassembler (Javap), Java Debugger (jdb) , Java HeaderFile Generator (javah), Documentation (javadoc) and many others.
Key Components of Java Development Kit
Java Archive (jar)
Java Compiler (javac)
Java Disassembler (javap)
Java Debugger (jdb)
Java Header File Generator (javah)
Java Documentation (javadoc)