Jdk J2se J2ee
Whats the relationship among JDK J2SE and J2EE
I'm trying to read up on the Sun's website and its just a bunch of jargon and not really helpful for people starting out. They almost seem to use JDK and J2SE interchangably - I would have thought they'd be the same thing except that there's a different download for each.
Right now I've downloaded JDK 1.5, J2SE 1.4.2 and J2EE 1.4
Can someone try to help me make sense of all this.
I eventually wanna start programming JSP/servlets.
- JVM (Java virtual Machine): The program that executes java programs (actually java's bytecode) on a computer.
- JRE (Java Runtime Environement): The kit that is to be installed on a computer to RUN java programs. The JRE contains mainly a JVM and Java standard librairies.
- JDK (Java developement Kit): The kit that is to be installed on a computer to DEVELOP java programs/applets.
- J2EE (Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition): The kit that is to be installed on a computer to DEVELOP 3-tiers java programs (in other words, JDK for web based application).
I hope that will definitely clarify all this acronyms !
To complete my previous answer :
That is a bit confusing indeed because, as far as I know, all JDK comes with a JRE...
Sun delivers J2SE (Java 2, Standard edition) in the form of J2SE Development Kit (JDK) and an associated Java Runtime Environment (JRE).
Hope that helps,
And you could aquire Eclipse (visual java development), after you
have made your first successful "hello world" application (++),
I beleive its free. I use JBuilder myself but they want money, of course.
Last edited by sjalle; 04-20-2005 at 04:59 PM.
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