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

 Summary of JDBC Drivers and Database Servers

 Using Connection Pool with JDBC

 Archived Tutorials

 References

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