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How can I get started developing Java programs with the Java Development Kit (JDK)?

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Writing Java applets and applications needs development tools like JDK. The JDK includes the Java Runtime Environment, the Java compiler and the Java APIs. It's easy for both new and experienced programmers to get started.

Where can I get JDK download?

To download the latest version of the Java Development Kit (JDK), go to JDK downloads.
Developers can also refer to the Oracle Technology Network for Java Developers for everything you need to know about Java technology, including documentation and training.

What if I am new to Java?

If you are new and interested to get started developing Java programs, please refer to new to Java to find useful information for beginners.

How do I get Java certification?

Earning an Oracle Java technology certification provides a clear demonstration of the technical skills, professional dedication and motivation for which employers are willing to pay a premium. Recognized industry-wide, Oracle's Java technology training and certification options help ensure that you have the necessary skills to efficiently meet the challenges of your IT organization.
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  • JavaOne is the premier Java developer conference where you can learn about the latest Java technologies, deepen your technical understanding, and ask questions directly to your fellow strategists and developers. Oracle runs annual JavaOne conferences, including the flagship JavaOne in San Francisco and regional conferences. Visit for more information on upcoming events and locations.
  • Oracle Technology Network Developer Days are free, hands-on Java developer workshops conducted globally on a regular basis.
  • Oracle also sponsors a variety of third party Java technology conferences and events. Search the Oracle Events catalog for an upcoming event near you.
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Oracle Academy

The Oracle Academy provides a complete portfolio of software, curriculum, hosted technology, faculty training, support, and certification resources to K-12, vocational, and higher education institutions for teaching use. Faculty can flexibly insert these resources into computer science and business programs, ensuring that students gain industry-relevant skills prior to entering the workforce. The Oracle Academy supports over 1.5 million students in 95 countries. Oracle Academy recently expanded its curriculum to include Java. To learn more, visit Oracle Academy Java Programming.

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