Java Development Kit (32 bit)

Sun Microsystems  (Free)

With Java’s Development Kit users have at their disposal all the tools and software needed for the purposes of compiling, debugging, and running Java applets and full-blown applications written utilizing the popular programming language Java.

The prime components of the JDK are a raft of tools for carrying out programming tasks; these include jar, javac, jar, plus the archiver. The latter tool is responsible for packaging class libraries so as to combine them into just one JAR file. The software tool also assists users who want to manage javadoc and JAR files. The valuable Javadoc is a generator of documentation, which it auto-creates using the source code found in comments.

Other tools found in the JDK are jdb (a software debugger), jps (a tool for indicating the status of any Java process), javap (tool disassembles class files). This JDK additionally comes equipped with the entire JRE (Java Runtime Environment), which is often referred to as a so-called private runtime. JRE consists of Java’s Virtual Machine along with every last one of its class libraries (the same as those found in Java’s production environment, with the addition of libraries considered useful only to software developers).

Operating System:  Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008

Limitations:  None

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Last updated May 10, 2014

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