Java Platform Standard Edition 8 Documentation

Oracle has two products that implement Java Platform Standard Edition (Java SE) 8: Java SE Development Kit (JDK) 8 and Java SE Runtime Environment (JRE) 8.

JDK 8 is a superset of JRE 8, and contains everything that is in JRE 8, plus tools such as the compilers and debuggers necessary for developing applets and applications. JRE 8 provides the libraries, the Java Virtual Machine (JVM), and other components to run applets and applications written in the Java programming language. Note that the JRE includes components not required by the Java SE specification, including both standard and non-standard Java components.

The following conceptual diagram illustrates the components of Oracle's Java SE products:

Description of Java Conceptual Diagram

JDK   Java Language
Java Language
   
Tools &
Tool APIs
java javac javadoc jar javap jdeps Scripting
Security Monitoring JConsole VisualVM JMC JFR
JPDA JVM TI IDL RMI Java DB Deployment
Internationalization Web Services Troubleshooting
JRE Deployment
Java Web Start Applet / Java Plug-in
User Interface
Toolkits
JavaFX
Swing Java 2D AWT Accessibility
Drag and Drop Input Methods Image I/O Print Service Sound
Java SE
API
Integration
Libraries
IDL JDBC JNDI RMI RMI-IIOP Scripting
Compact
Profiles
Other Base
Libraries
Beans Security Serialization Extension Mechanism
JMX XML JAXP Networking Override Mechanism
JNI Date and Time Input/Output Internationalization
lang and util
Base Libraries
lang and util
Math Collections Ref Objects Regular Expressions
Logging Management Instrumentation Concurrency Utilities
Reflection Versioning Preferences API JAR Zip
Java Virtual Machine
Java HotSpot Client and Server VM
   









































































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