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Setup Java development environment and create your first program with IntelliJ

s_awdesh profile image Awdesh ・1 min read

Setup JAVA development environment on your machine and start coding in JAVA.
I have worked with Java on and off for the last 6-7 years but I still had a few fundamental questions/concerns like-:

1.) Why do I need JDK to write a Java Program?
2.) Should I install JDK vs JRE?
3.) Is Java 1.8 and Java 8 the same?
4.) Where should I install Java from?

and many more.

In this video, I am discussing answers to all of the above questions plus capturing how to install IntelliJ and setup Java from scratch.

TL;DR

Summary of the video

JDK contains Java compiler, java doc, java debugger, etc. All of them are integral to code and compile a java program.

A couple of years ago JRE and JDK used to come as a separate distribution but now JRE comes with JDK. Although JRE can also be downloaded separately.

Java versioning scheme has changed after Java 8 and there is no more 1.x in the versions anymore. With each new version we get Java x and Jdk x e.g. March 2021, Java 16 got released with Jdk 16. I am covering this topic in detail in the video.

I write and record videos on various platforms about programming. These days I am writing mostly about JAVA.

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Let’s learn together πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ

Happy Coding πŸ’»

reference: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/1906445/what-is-the-difference-between-jdk-and-jre

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