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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8 Update 144
  • Total Downloads:
    2,281,177
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 27, 2017
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    190.94MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    9,464
  • Platform:
    Windows
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Editors' Review

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The Java Development Kit is a collection of tools that developers use to deploy applications written in Java. It's not for writing apps but rather for compiling, debugging, and deploying Java apps in a variety of applications and platforms, such as Windows and Android. We looked at JDK Version 8 for 32-bit Windows. The latest update includes various bug and security fixes.

Pros

Toolset: Java Developer Kit offers a vast selection of "goodies" including javac (compiler), jar (archiver), and jdb (debugger).

Up to date: The JDK packs a lot for a free toolkit, but it's also updated regularly, experimental tools are sometimes available, and it works with other SDKs and tools.

Private runtime: The JDK includes a full private Java Runtime Environment consisting of a Java Virtual Machine and full set of libraries.

Cons

What could go wrong? The JDK helps you debug Java, but some users have encountered issues using it in certain platforms, such as Android. The good news is that copious troubleshooting resources are a search away.

Don't say SDK: JDK is the preferred name for the Java SE Development Kit, since the Java EE SDK comes with or without the JDK. It's a bit confusing, but at least you have options.

Bottom Line

It should be pretty obvious that the Java Development Kit isn't something the average Windows user needs (or wants, really). But the JDK is a powerful toolkit for Java programmers, and it's free.

 
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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 8 Update 144
  • With this release, the name of the ZipEntry instance returned from java.util.zip.ZipFile.getEntry() always ends with / for any zip directory entry. This change was made in order to fix a regression introduced in JDK 8u141 when verifying signed JARs that has caused some WebStart applications to fail to load.
  • This release also contains fixes for security vulnerabilities.
General
Publisher Sun Microsystems
Publisher web site http://www.sun.com
Release Date July 26, 2017
Date Added July 27, 2017
Version 8 Update 144
Category
Category Developer Tools
Subcategory Debugging Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 190.94MB
File Name jdk-8u144-windows-i586.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,281,177
Downloads Last Week 9,464
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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