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Java™ Application Development on Linux® by Michael Schwarz, Carl Albing

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Chapter 5. The Sun Microsystems Java Software Development Kit

The Sun Microsystems Java Software Development Kit (Java SDK) is the most basic toolkit for Java development. In some ways, it remains the most flexible. Your understanding of Java development should include this very basic toolset, even if you move beyond it to more “hand-holding” Integrated Development Environments (IDEs). This chapter introduces all the major components of the Java 2 Standard Edition (J2SE)[1] development kit. The Enterprise Edition is discussed later. There is a third Java SDK (the Micro Edition) for embedded development which we will not cover in this book.

What You Will Learn

In this chapter you will learn about the purpose of the programs in the Sun Java Software ...

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