The Java Development Kit (JDK) is a depiction of Java Platform, Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition, or Micro Edition platforms released by Oracle Corporation as a consequence of a binary product to finding out at Java developers on Solaris, Linux, macOS or Windows.
A different version of Java JDK is there like JDK 1.0, JDK 1.1, J2SE 1.2, J2SE 1.3, etc. Java JDK 13 is one of them. It is used for Java developing applications and applets by including the Java Runtime Environment (JRE), an interpreter/loader (java), a compiler (javac), an archiver (jar), a documentation generator (Javadoc) etc.
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Java SE Development Kit 13 is the open-source reference implementation of version 13 of the Java SE Platform as specified by JSR 388 in the Java Community Process.
The latest version of Standard Edition Java JDK13 is now available as a production release including Garbage Collector enhancements, application class-data sharing, and previews of switch expressions and text blocks.
Today here in this article, we will discuss the complete installation process of Java JDK13 on Windows 10.
Important Features of Java JDK 13
- The addition of text blocks in a preview phase.
- A reimplementation of the legacy socket API.
- A second preview of switch expressions.
- Enhancements to the ZGC (Z Garbage Collector) to return unused memory to the operating system.
- Extending application class-data sharing (AppCDS) to enable dynamic archiving of classes at the end of application execution.
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How to Download Java JDK 13
Open any browser, search for download Java JDK 13. Open the link form oracle.com and click on “Download Java Platform (JDK) 13“. It will redirect you to the download page from where you can download the Java SE Development Kit 13 installation file.
To download, first of all, we need to Accept License Agreement and we have to select our operating system. For Windows 10 click on jdk-13.0.1_windows-x64_bin.exe
Note:- If you use a 32-bit operating system then you can’t install Java JDK 13 because to install it we need a 64-bit operating system
How to Install Java JDK 13 on Windows 10
In this section, we’ll discuss how to install Java JDK 13 on Windows 10. Here we also included a video tutorial, if you find difficulties to follow the steps mentioned below.
After the download has been completed follows these simple steps to install and setup Java JDK 13 on Windows 10.
Step 1: Open the Java JDK 13 .exe file and it will open the installation wizard simply click on Next.
Step 2: On the next window, you will get the option to change the installation location. You can change your installation location but I will suggest you keep it to default and click on Next. After that Java JDK 13 will be installed on your Windows 10.
Step 3: The installation process will take some time, so wait until the installation process completes. After the installation process completed just click on “Closed“.
How to Setup Java JDK 13 on Windows 10
By just downloading and installing Java JDK 13, Java will not work. To run and compile Java code, we need to set the environment variable for Java bin folder.
To set up Java JDK 13 environment variable follow these steps:
Step 1: Open C Drive > Program Files folder and look for Java folder and open it.
Step 2: Inside the Java folder you will find a jdk-13 folder, open it and open the bin folder, copy the path of bin folder.
Note:- Now you have to set the environment variable.
Step 3: For that Go to Control Panel > System and Security > System > Advanced System Setting > Environment Variables
Step 4: Under System variable, you will find “PATH” just select it and click on edit. Now click on New and add the bin folder location, after that click on “OK“.
Now to check whether Java is successfully set up or not, open Command Prompt and type this two command “java -version” and “javac“.
By using ‘java -version‘ command, you can check the Java JDK version and ‘javac‘ command will help you to understand whether the Java compiler is set up or not.
javac is a compiler that helps you to compile your java file. If you find a bunch of statement in the command prompt that means Java JDK 13 is fully set up on your windows system.
To start with Java development you have to use Eclipse IDE. It is one of the most popular IDE (Integrated Development Environment) for Java Development. Eclipse IDE will help you to write and run the Java program.
Hope we helped you to install and setup Java 13 on your Windows 10 computer. If you have any queries and want to know anything related to Java JDK 13 then please leave your comment and let us know.