Introduction to Programming in Java

This page extends on the previous resource to delve deeper into Java itself, relating its use to its history.

4. Installing the Java Development Kit

4.2. Note on Editions

The JDK comes in three editions.

  • Java Standard Edition (JSE) – This version is the basic platform for Java. The course will focus on this edition.
  • Java Enterprise Edition (JEE) – This edition is mainly for developing and running distributed multitier architecture Java applications, based largely on modular software components running on an application server. We will not be covering this version in the course.
  • Java Micro Edition (JME) – This edition is primarily for developing programs to run on consumer applicances, such as PDAs and cell phones.