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Reynald Georges
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I got up to this link "http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.5.0/download.jsp" and now I'm lost. My book said to install SDK but I don't see it. All I see is JDK and to make things worst there's several of them. Can someone please post the direct link or tell me how to get SDK? I am soooooo confused.
 
Paul Santa Maria
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The link is correct. You need to do the following:

1. Go to the Java downloads page (your link)

2. Select one of the following:

a) Netbeans: combines the Java compiler, the Java runtime, and
a graphical IDE all in one big package. This might be ideal
for you, or it might be confusing and more trouble than it's
worth. It depends...

b) The "JDK" (Java Development Kit): this is the command-line SDK.

c) The "JRE": this is the Java Runtime Environment for programs
you've already built.

I'm guessing you probably want to select "b)": the command-line JDK.

3. At that point, you have to choose your platform. My guess is you
probably want Windows.

4. Now you have to click the little "I agree" button.

The page is session-based, which is why nobody can easily give you a link directly to the download ...

5. Download and run the .exe. This will install the Java JDK (aka "SDK") for you.

'Hope that helps .. PSM
 
Layne Lund
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Originally posted by Reynald Georges:
I got up to this link "http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.5.0/download.jsp" and now I'm lost. My book said to install SDK but I don't see it. All I see is JDK and to make things worst there's several of them. Can someone please post the direct link or tell me how to get SDK? I am soooooo confused.


JDK and SDK are synonymous. In other words, they are separate terms for the same thing (at least in the context of Java). If you want a further discussion on this, use the search tool as it has been discussed several times previously.

Layne
 
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