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Thread: Confusion on IDE and JDK

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    Default Confusion on IDE and JDK

    Hello people I'd like to know from you why (to use) and what (is for) a JDK? On the other hand, why should I install a JDK if a have an IDE installed? Basically, I'd like to know the main differences between them. Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: Confusion on IDE and JDK

    You need an JDK to develop java programs. It has the compiler and other tools
    The JDK does not have a GUI
    An IDE has a GUI and uses a JDK to develop programs. Sometimes the JDK is builtin the IDE.
    If you don't understand my answer, don't ignore it, ask a question.

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