I'm using Windows 8 and I have Notepad++ for coding in Java but I need a development kit for Java that can compile and run Java. I went to the website java.sun.com to download J2SE but it doesn't work.
Java is a high-level, object-oriented programming language developed by Sun Microsystems. It is widely used for developing desktop, web, and mobile applications.
Yes, in order to use Java on your computer, you need to download and install the Java Development Kit (JDK) from Oracle's website. This will include the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) which is necessary for running Java programs.
Yes, you can have multiple versions of Java installed on your computer. However, only one version can be set as the default and used by your applications at a time. You can switch between versions by changing the Java version in your system's environment variables.
You can check if Java is already installed on your computer by opening the command prompt (Windows) or terminal (Mac) and typing "java -version". If Java is installed, it will display the version number. If not, you will receive an error message.
It is recommended to regularly update Java to the latest version to ensure your computer has the latest security patches and bug fixes. You can check for updates through the Java Control Panel or by downloading the latest version from Oracle's website.