You can use the foundation JDK tools and commands to create and build applications.
The following sections describe the tools and commands that you can use to create and build applications:
javac: You can use the
javac tool and its options to read Java class and interface definitions and compile them into bytecode and class files.
javap: You use the
javap command to disassemble one or more class files.
javah: You use the
javah tool to generate C header and source files from a Java class.
javadoctool and its options to generate HTML pages of API documentation from Java source files.
java: You can use the
java command to launch a Java application.
appletviewer: You use the
appletviewer command to launch the AppletViewer and run applets outside of a web browser.
jar: You can use the
jar command to create an archive for classes and resources, and to manipulate or restore individual classes or resources from an archive.
jlink: You can use the
jlink tool to assemble and optimize a set of modules and their dependencies into a custom runtime image.
jmod: You use the
jmod tool to create JMOD files and list the content of existing JMOD files.
jdeps: You use the
jdeps command to launch the Java class dependency analyzer.
jdeprscan: You use the
jdeprscan tool as a static analysis tool that scans a jar file (or some other aggregation of class files) for uses of deprecated API elements.