Downloading and Installing Java 8 on Windows
This section describes how to download and install Java 8 (Java Standard Edition Development Kit 1.8) on Windows.
To learn Java tools, you have to get a copy of JDK (Java Development Kit) installed on your machine.
The latest version of JDK is JDK 1.8 (Java SE Development Kit 1.8),
which is also called Java SE 8 (Java Standard Edition 8).
Here is what I did to download and install JDK 1.8 on my local machine.
- Open the Java SE Download page with this URL: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/.
- Click the download button next to "Java Platform (JDK) 8".
You will see a new page with a list of different download files of JDK 8.
- Locate the "Java SE Development Kit 8" section.
- Click the hyper link of "jdk-8-windows-i586.exe", next to "Windows x86 - 151.68 MB".
- Save jdk-8-windows-i586.exe to a temporary directory.
- Double-click on jdk-8-windows-i586.exe to start the installation wizard.
- The installation wizard will guide you to finish the installation.
To test the installation, open a command window to try the java command.
If you are getting the following output, your installation is ok:
java version "1.8.0"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0-b132)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 25.0-b70, mixed mode, sharing)
Last update: 2015.
Table of Contents
About This Book
Java Tools Terminology
►Installing Java 8 on Windows
►Downloading and Installing Java 8 on Windows
Testing Java 8 Installation
'javac' - The Java Program Compiler
'java' - The Java Program Launcher
'jdb' - The Java Debugger
'jconsole' - Java Monitoring and Management Console
'jstat' - JVM Statistics Monitoring Tool
JVM Troubleshooting Tools
jvisualvm (Java VisualVM) - JVM Visual Tool
'jar' - The JAR File Tool
'javap' - The Java Class File Disassembler
'keytool' - Public Key Certificate Tool
'native2ascii' - Native-to-ASCII Encoding Converter
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