JDK Documentation Installation

This section describes how to install JDK Documentation on your own local machine.

To learn Java more effectively, you definitely need to have a copy of the JDK Documentation installed on your computer. JDK Documentation provides you detailed information of all classes and methods used in JDK.

You can follow what I did to download and install JDK 17 Documentation.

1. Open the Java download home page with this URL: https://www.oracle.com/java/technologies/downloads/.

2. Click the "Documentation Download" button near the bottom of the page. You will see "Java SE Development Kit 17 Documentation" page showing up.

3. Click the hyper link of "jdk-17.0.1_doc-all.zip".

4. Save the download file "jdk-17.0.1_doc-all.zip" to a temporary directory.

5. Double-click on "jdk-17.0.1_doc-all.zip" to extract all files to "C:\Program Files\Java\jdk-17.0.1 directory.

6. To verify the installation, open the "C:\Program Files\Java\jdk-17.0.1\docs\index.html" with a Web browser. You should see the JDK 17 Documentation starting page.

7. Click the "java.logging" module on the JDK 17 Documentation page to see the API documentation of the java.logging module.

If you are a Mac user, you need to extract all files from "jdk-17.0.1_doc-all.zip" to /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk-17.jdk directory. And open "docs/index.html" from that directory in a Web browser.

If you are a Linux user, you can extract all files from "jdk-17.0.1_doc-all.zip" to the ~/jdk directory. And open "docs/index.html" from that directory in a Web browser.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

JDK - Java Development Kit

 Downloading and Installing JDK on Mac

 Downloading and Installing JDK on Windows

 Adding JDK "bin" Directory to Path Setting

 Downloading and Installing JDK on Linux

 Writing My First Java Program

JDK Documentation Installation

 Execution Process, Entry Point, Input and Output

 Primitive Data Types and Literals

 Control Flow Statements

 Bits, Bytes, Bitwise and Shift Operations

 Managing Bit Strings in Byte Arrays

 Reference Data Types and Variables

 Enum Types and Enum Constants

 StringBuffer - The String Buffer Class

 System Properties and Runtime Object Methods

 Generic Classes and Parameterized Types

 Generic Methods and Type Inference

 Lambda Expressions and Method References

 Java Modules - Java Package Aggregation

 Execution Threads and Multi-Threading Java Programs

 ThreadGroup Class and "system" ThreadGroup Tree

 Synchronization Technique and Synchronized Code Blocks

 Deadlock Condition Example Programs

 Garbage Collection and the gc() Method

 Assert Statements and -ea" Option

 Annotation Statements and Declarations

 Java Related Terminologies

 Archived Tutorials


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