Downloading and Installing JDK 8

This section describes how to download and install Java SE 8 (JDK 7) on a Windows system.

To learn Java, you need to have a copy of JDK (Java Development Kit) installed on your machine. The latest version of JDK is JDK 8, which is also called Java SE (Standard Edition) 8 Here is what I did to download and install JDK 8 on my Windows machine.

The picture below shows you how the JDK 8 Installation Screen looks like:
JDK 8 Installation Screen

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:\herong>\progra~1\java\jdk1.8.0\bin\java -version
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: 2014.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

Installing JDK 1.8 on Windows

Downloading and Installing JDK 8

 Writing My First Java Program

 JDK Documentation Installation

 Execution Process, Entry Point, Input and Output

 Primitive Data Types and Literals

 Bits, Bytes, Bitwise and Shift Operations

 Managing Bit Strings in Byte Arrays

 Reference Data Types and Variables

 StringBuffer - The String Buffer Class

 System Properties and Runtime Object Methods

 Generic Classes and Parameterized Types

 Generic Methods and Type Inference

 Lambda Expressions and Method References

 Execution Threads and Multi-Threading Java Programs

 ThreadGroup Class and "system" ThreadGroup Tree

 Synchronization Technique and Synchronized Code Blocks

 Deadlock Condition Example Programs

 Garbage Collection and the gc() Method

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

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