Outdated: Downloading and Installing J2SE 1.6.0 on Windows

This section describes how to download and install Java SE 1.6 Update 2 on Windows.

To learn JDBC, you have to a copy of JDK (Java Development Kit) installed on your machine. The latest version of JDK is JDK 6u2 (Java(TM) SE Development Kit 6 Update 2), which is also called Java SE 6 (Java Standard Edition 6). Here is what I did to download and install JDK 6u2 on my local machine.

To test the installation, open a command window to try the java command. If you are getting the following output, your installation was ok:

C:\>\progra~1\java\jdk1.6.0_02\bin\java -version
java version "1.6.0_02"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_02-b06)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.6.0_02-b06, mixed mode, 
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Last update: 2015.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Java Tools Terminology

 Java Tools Included in JDK

 javac - The Java Program Compiler

 jar - The JAR File Tool

 jlink - The JRE Linker

 jmod - The JMOD File Tool

 jimage - The JIMAGE File Tool

 java - The Java Program Launcher

 jdb - The Java Debugger

 jcmd - The JVM Diagnostic Tool

 jconsole - Java Monitoring and Management Console

 jstat - JVM Statistics Monitoring Tool

 JVM Troubleshooting Tools

 jvisualvm (Java VisualVM) - JVM Visual Tool

 jmc - Java Mission Control

 javap - The Java Class File Disassembler

 keytool - Public Key Certificate Tool

 jarsigner - JAR File Signer

 jshell - Java Language Shell

 native2ascii - Native-to-ASCII Encoding Converter

Outdated Tutorials

 Outdated: Downloading and Installing Java 8

Outdated: Downloading and Installing J2SE 1.6.0 on Windows

 Outdated: JDK 1.6 keytool - keystore File Tool

 Outdated: Downloading and Installing J2SE 1.5.0 on Windows

 Outdated: JDK 1.5 keytool - keystore File Tool

 References

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