Java – JDK Components

JDK Components to Edit, Compile and Run Java Application:

  1. API(Application Program Interface): A Library of programs by which we can develop java application easily
  2. Compiler(javac): converts source code (.java file) to the byte code(.class file).
  3. JRE(Java Runtime Environment): An environment set up in which Java application runs.
  4. JVM(Java Virtual Machine): JVM runs Java Application from JRE.

IDE: (Integrated Development Environment)

  • A software by which we can develop and run java applications easily
  • IDE provides intelligence that helps the developer.
  • Java Basic IDEs – Notepad++ , EditPlus
  • Java Realtime IDEs – Ecllipse, NetBeans, IntelliJ, STS etc.

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