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JDK vs JRE : What should I install ?



JDK - Java Development Kit

JDK contains the Java development tool kit with the Java Run time Environment. Basically this is required for Java development. Testing & deployment will also be supported as this contains the JRE and the other required tools along.

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jdk10-downloads-4416644.html


JRE - Java Run time Environment

JRE is the run time which helps to run a java program. If you want to run Java program but not to develop, you can use JRE straightly.

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jre10-downloads-4417026.html

What should I install ?

JDK for developing Java Applications. JRE for running Java Applications, but not for developing them.

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