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JDK - SDK - JRE what makes them different
Joined: Dec 25, 2004
Dec 25, 2004 12:56:00
I am confussed about the difference between all these pakcages. I know JDK means
development kit, SDK is software development kit, JRE is java runtime enviroment. But me-o-my, how are they different and when do you use one over the other?
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Joined: May 26, 2003
Dec 25, 2004 18:32:00
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The main difference is that the JRE does not come with a compiler. The JDK and SDK are essentially the same thing. Sun started calling it the SDK later on.
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