Installing Java SE Development Kit Locally

To write and run Java, we need two things in particular. The first is the Java Standard Edition Development kit and the second is a good code editor. In this lesson, we'll discuss the Java Standard Edition Development kit.

These are local installation instructions while we already have the setup for you on the Educative platform.

Installing Java SE Development kit locally

Searching Java SE Development kit 11 on the web will take you to the web page,, where you can download and install the kit. There are four types of kits available for Linux, Windows, Solaris SPARC, and macOS. Please remember, for this course, we used Java version 11, which is stable and is the second long term support release after Java 8. For your personal purpose, it is free, but if you want to use it for commercial purposes, you have to pay.

Another great thing about Java 11 is its compatibility with the code editor IntelliJ IDEA 2018.2.4 Community Edition, which we are going to write and execute our code in. The following image will show you the web page:

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