Java/Eclipse Development Environment

Java Development

 

Java JDK (Software development kit)

- In order to develop or program Java programs, it is necessary to install the Java JDK

- The JDK Contains compilers, debuggers, tools, and examples for software development

- As developers, we will be using the Java JDK to program Java applications

 

 

Installing Java JDK

 

 (on-campus)

 - The lab machines are running Windows 7 with a 32-bit Java JDK

 - The required JDK version 8 is already installed on the lab machines

 - We do not need to install the Java JDK on the lab machines

 

(on-line)

- For home machines, you’ll need to install a specific JDK version for this class

- NOTE: To maintain consistency for our class, we will be using a specific version ONLY

- Please follow these directions exactly and install only the version indicated

- To begin the JDK for Java version 8 install process, click on Java version 8

- This link (shown below) contains links to the current JDK version for different operating systems

- Note that it is completely fine if the update number shown below (8u144) is different

- This just represents the most recent version of the JDK for Java version 8

 

 

- Click on the Accept License Agreement button in the top portion of the table

- Next, identify the operating system of your home machine from the list in the table

- If you are using Windows on a 32-bit machine, click on the Windows x86 version of the JDK

- If you are using Windows on a 64-bit machine, click on the Windows x64 version of the JDK

- If you are using a different operating system, select the JDK matching your system

- After selecting the link, you might be directed to sign in with an Oracle account

- Simply click on the Sign Up link to register for a free Oracle Web account

- After signing up, log in, return to the link and download the JDK package to your desktop

- After downloading, simply double-click to install the Java JDK selecting default options

- Use all of the default options in the installation process