A CDE Definition
(Java Development Kit) A Java software development environment from Oracle. It includes the JVM, compiler, debugger and other tools for developing Java applets and applications. Each new version of the JDK adds features and enhancements to the language. When Java programs are developed under the new version, the Java interpreter (Java Virtual Machine) that executes them must also be updated to that same version. See JFC and OpenJDK.
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