Java Tools Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Notes
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Downloading and Installing J2SE 1.6.0 on Windows

This section describes how to download and install Java SE 1.6 Update 2 on Windows.

To learn JDBC, you have to a copy of JDK (Java Development Kit) installed on your machine. The latest version of JDK is JDK 6u2 (Java(TM) SE Development Kit 6 Update 2), which is also called Java SE 6 (Java Standard Edition 6). Here is what I did to download and install JDK 6u2 on my local machine.

  • Open the Java SE Download page with this URL:
  • Click the download button next to "JDK 6u2". You will see a new page with a list of different download files of JDK 6u2.
  • Locate the "Windows Platform - Java(TM) SE Development Kit 6 Update 2" section.
  • Click the hyper link of "Windows Offline Installation (build 06), Multi-language", which links to jdk-6u2-windows-i586-p.exe with size of 65.57 MB.
  • Save jdk-6u2-windows-i586-p.exe to a temporary directory.
  • Double-click on jdk-6u2-windows-i586-p.exe to start the installation wizard.
  • The installation wizard will guide you to finish the installation.

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:\>\progra~1\java\jdk1.6.0_02\bin\java -version
java version "1.6.0_02"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_02-b06)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.6.0_02-b06, mixed mode, 

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Java Tools Terminology

Installing J2SE 1.6.0 on Windows

Downloading and Installing J2SE 1.6.0 on Windows

 Testing J2SE 1.6.0 Installation

 Installing J2SE 1.5.0 on Windows

 'javac' - The Java Program Compiler

 'java' - The Java Program Launcher

 'jdb' - The Java Debugger

 'jconsole' - Java Monitoring and Management Console

 'jstat' - JVM Statistics Monitoring Tool

 JVM Troubleshooting Tools

 'jar' - The JAR File Tool

 'javap' - The Java Class File Disassembler

 'keytool' - Public Key Certificate Tool

 'native2ascii' - Native-to-ASCII Encoding Converter


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Dr. Herong Yang, updated in 2013
Downloading and Installing J2SE 1.6.0 on Windows