Java SE Development Kit (JDK)

JDK (Java SE Development Kit) Includes a complete JRE (Java Runtime Environment) plus tools for developing, debugging, and monitoring Java applications. JDK is needed to develop Java applications and applets as well as run them.
JDK tools is divided into five categories:
  • Basic Tools
  • Remote Method Invocation (RMI) Tools
  • Internationalization Tools
  • Security Tools
  • Java IDL Tools

Basic JDK Tools

These tools are the foundation of the Java Development Kit.


javac is the compiler for the Java programming language, it’s used to compile .java file.


command is used to compile a Java program, it creates a class file which can be run by using java command.
c:java TestFile.class


JavaDoc is a API documentation generator for the Java language, which generates documentation in HTML format from Java source code.


appletviewer run and debug applets without a web browser, its standalone command-line program to run Java applets.


A jar is (manage Java archive) a package file format that contains class, text, images and sound files for a Java application or applet gathered into a single compressed file.

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