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Difference b/w J2EE n J2SE?

Vikrama Sanjeeva
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This is really beginner's question! But still: what is the difference?. Also what is the difference b/w JDK and J2SDK? For later one, I think JDK does not support JSP/Servlets and J2SDK supports J2SDK. By support I mean library.


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Dirk Schreckmann

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Difference b/w J2EE n J2SE?

J2SE = Java 2 Standard Edition
J2EE = Java 2 Enterprise Edition

J2SE includes the APIs as documented at http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.5.0/docs. Depending on how you interpret that diagram, the J2SE platform also includes the Java language and runtime environment.

J2EE includes additional APIs for enterprise (server-side) Java programming, including APIs for Servlets, JSPs, JavaMail, EJBs, and JMS.

what is the difference b/w JDK and J2SDK

No difference, really. JDK might be referring to a pre-Java 2 v1.2 development kit (e.g. the Java 1.0 development kit).

JDK does not support JSP/Servlets

I'm not sure of what you mean. J2SE alone does not include the APIs for developing Servlets and JSPs. Those APIs are found in J2EE.

J2SDK supports J2SDK


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