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Java Development Kit (JDK)

Contributor(s): Bob Metcalfe

A Java Development Kit (JDK) is a program development environment for writing Java applets and applications. It consists of a runtime environment that "sits on top" of the operating system layer as well as the tools and programming that developers need to compile, debug, and run applets and applications written in the Java language.

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jdk stands for java development kit that is responsible to execute java program. jdk is the combination of jre and development tool, jdk is plateform dependent because it differ in different different os.
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