To complete any of our Java tutorials, you need to have a copy of the Java Software Development Kit (SDK, also known as JDK) installed on your computer. This is a FREE product that can be downloaded from the Sun Microsystems website. This site contains complete downloading and installation instructions for the latest version of Java. You can also download all Java documentation from this same site. Look for the Standard Edition of Java 2 (J2SE). The website is:
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