Download & Install the JDK SE v6

(Free Web Tutorials & Resources)
(This is an older Tutorial)

by Michael Thomas
(updated 08/09/2010)

Java First Steps Home Page

To begin to play with Java, you need to download the following files:  Java JDK (Java Development Kit) aka SDK (Software Development Kit), JRE (Java Runtime Environment) and the Java API Doc's.  (Sun now has a download manager that you can use to download large files.  If you desire to use a different download manager see my notes on "Download Managers" at the bottom of this page)

Java Product Family

Summary of steps

Download the Java Products

Download Links

Install the JDK

Install Notes for: Java SE Development Kit 6 Update 24

OPTIONAL - Notes for: Java EE 6 SDK (Update 1 U20)

Test the Install

you have installed the JDK/SDK, JRE, and Java Docs!

Uninstall Notes


Miscellaneous Reference Information (Size of Files & Browser Compatibility)

Download Managers
Having Download Problems ?

Download Managers - I suggest you get a program to help in downloading large files.  Even if you get knocked of the internet, it will resume again.  I've downloaded a 500 meg file before.  They will normal be launched from your browser.