posted 2 years ago
Recently, I've been spending a lot of time on a computer at my local library. The library requests that I save files to a flash drive, not to the computer hard drive, so I went to "www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html", clicked on <JDK DOWNLOAD>, took a look in the section labeled "Java SE Development Kit 8u40", located the row labeled "Windows x64", and clicked on <jdk-8u40-windows-x64.exe> next to it. Once that file downloaded I ran it. When prompted for a location for the installation, I typed in "E:\Java\8u40-windows-x64", since "E:" corresponds to my jump drive. That created a "bin" directory at that location that has a "java.exe" file, but "E:\Java\8u40-windows-x64\bin" doesn't have a "javac.exe" file. What use is it to download a JDK for developing Java if I can't compile it with "javac.exe"? Does anybody know what I might have done wrong in the process that kept a "javac.exe" file from being installed in my "E:\Java\8u40-windows-x64\bin" directory?
Jesper de Jong