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What do you get in the Java download file? How do they differ from one another?

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We get two major things along with the Java Download file.

JDK - Java Development Kit

JRE - Java Runtime Environment



Abbreviation for JavaDevelopment Kit

Abbreviation for Java Runtime Environment

JDK is a dedicated kit for solely software development

JRE is a set of software and library designed for executing Java Programs

Unlike JVM, JDK is Platform Dependent

Unlike JVM, JRE is also Platform Dependent

JDK package is a set of tools for debugging and Developing

JRE Package is one that only supports files and libraries for a runtime environment

JDK package will be provided with an installer file

JRE Package does not get an installer but has only a runtime environment

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