Java Software Editions

Post date: Jan 20, 2014 7:36:47 AM

The software that you use to create Java programs is referred to as the JDK (Java Development Kit) or the SDK (Software Development Kit). There are the following different editions of the JDK available from Oracle/Sun Microsystems:

Java SE - The Java Standard Edition provides all the essential software tools necessary for writing Java applications and applets.

Java EE - The Java Enterprise Edition provides tools for creating large business applications that employ servers and provide services over the Web.

Java ME - The Java Micro Edition provides a small, highly optimized runtime environment for consumer products such as cell phones, pagers, and appliances.

These editions of Java may be downloaded from Oracle/Sun Microsystems by going to: