Installing Java Standard Edition Development Kit (JDK)

So first things first, you will need to install is a Java Standard Edition development kit if you do not already have one.

If you are unsure what version and environment is already installed on your machine then follow these steps

Go to a DOS prompt box and type ‘java –version’ and you should see something similar to the screen display below.

Display Java version

If you need to install java then do the following: –

  • Go to ‘http://www.oracle.com
  • Select ‘download’ from the menu
  •  And then ‘java
  • From the list of options select the ‘java SE (Standard Edition)
  • Then you want to download the JDK version (Java Development Kit).  Go for the latest official release although it will not matter so long as you have at least version 6
  • Once downloaded run the executable and accept the default installation path unless you have a good reason to change it.
  • Once the install is complete, go to a DOS window and type “java –version” and it should display the version details as per the screen shot above.

That’s it Java installed.

Installing Java Standard Edition Development Kit (JDK)