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selvas kumars
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Joined: Jan 06, 2001
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TO run a java application is JVM reqired or to compile a java
program jvm is needed can any one help me out in this please..?
Jane Griscti
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Joined: Aug 30, 2000
Posts: 3141
To compile a Java program you need to install the JDK. This can be downloaded from
When you install the JDK, you get the compiler and the Java Runtime environment which is required to actually run a program.
Hope that helps.
Ps ... I'm moving this to the Java Beginner discussion as it does not really involve Mock Exam errors.

Jane Griscti
SCJP, Co-author Mike Meyers' Java 2 Certification Passport
I agree. Here's the link:
subject: JVM
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