Java Tools Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Examples - v6.23, by Herong Yang
Archived: Downloading and Installing Java 8
This section describes how to download and install Java 8 (Java Standard Edition Development Kit 1.8) on Windows.
To learn Java tools, you have to get a copy of JDK (Java Development Kit) installed on your machine. The latest version of JDK is JDK 1.8 (Java SE Development Kit 1.8), which is also called Java SE 8 (Java Standard Edition 8). Here is what I did to download and install JDK 1.8 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 is ok:
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)
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