Downloading and Installing JDK on Mac

This section describes how to download and install JDK on a macOS computer.

To learn JDBC, you need to have JDK installed on your computer. If you are Mac user, you can follow what I did to download and install JDK 13 on your Mac computer.

1. Go to Oracle Java SE download website at oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html.

2. Click "Download" next to "Java Platform (JDK) 13".

3. Click "jdk-13_osx-x64.bin.tar.gz" from the download list. It will be saved to your "Downloads" directory automatically.

4. Start a Terminal window and run commands below to install it.

herong$ cd ~/Downloads

herong$ gunzip jdk-13_osx-x64.bin.tar.gz

herong$ tar -xf jdk-13_osx-64.bin.tar

herong$ sudo mv jdk-13.jdk/ /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/

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

herong$ java -version
java version "13" 2019-09-17
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 13+33)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 13+33, mixed mode, sharing)

herong$ javac -version
javac 13

6. Set the JAVA_HOME environment variable, so other applications can find where JDK is installed. This can be done with an "export" command. The backslash at the end of line indicates that the command continues on the next line.

herong$ export \
   JAVA_HOME=/Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk-13.jdk/Contents/Home

Congratulations, you have successfully installed JDK on your mac computer!

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 JDBC (Java Database Connectivity) Introduction

JDK (Java SE) Installation

 Downloading and Installing JDK

 Adding JDK "bin" Directory to Path Setting

Downloading and Installing JDK on Mac

 Downloading and Installing JDK on Linux

 Compile and Run Java Programs

 -cp or -classpath Syntax on Different Systems

 JDK Documentation Installation

 Installing and Running Java DB - Derby

 Derby (Java DB) JDBC Driver

 Derby (Java DB) JDBC DataSource Objects

 Java DB (Derby) - DML Statements

 Java DB (Derby) - ResultSet Objects of Queries

 Java DB (Derby) - PreparedStatement

 MySQL Installation on Windows

 MySQL JDBC Driver (MySQL Connector/J)

 MySQL - PreparedStatement

 MySQL - Reference Implementation of JdbcRowSet

 MySQL - JBDC CallableStatement

 MySQL CLOB (Character Large Object) - TEXT

 MySQL BLOB (Binary Large Object) - BLOB

 Oracle Express Edition Installation on Windows

 Oracle JDBC Drivers

 Oracle - Reference Implementation of JdbcRowSet

 Oracle - PreparedStatement

 Oracle - JBDC CallableStatement

 Oracle CLOB (Character Large Object) - TEXT

 Oracle BLOB (Binary Large Object) - BLOB

 Microsoft SQL Server Express Edition

 Microsoft JDBC Driver for SQL Server

 Microsoft JDBC Driver - Query Statements and Result Sets

 Microsoft JDBC Driver - DatabaseMetaData Object

 Microsoft JDBC Driver - DDL Statements

 Microsoft JDBC Driver - DML Statements

 SQL Server - PreparedStatement

 SQL Server CLOB (Character Large Object) - TEXT

 SQL Server BLOB (Binary Large Object) - BLOB

 JDBC-ODBC Bridge Driver - sun.jdbc.odbc.JdbcOdbcDriver

 JDBC-ODBC Bridge Driver - Flat Text Files

 JDBC-ODBC Bridge Driver - MS Access

 JDBC-ODBC Bridge Driver - MS SQL Server

 Summary of JDBC Drivers and Database Servers

 Using Connection Pool with JDBC

 Archived Tutorials

 References

 Full Version in PDF/EPUB