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If you want to run Java programs, but not develop them, download the Java Runtime Environment, or JRE.  Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE) lets you develop and deploy Java applications on desktops and servers, as well as in today's demanding embedded environments. Java offers the rich user interface, performance, versatility, portability, and security that today's applicationsrequire. Java is a programming language and computing platform first released by Sun Microsystems in 1995. There are lots of applications and websites that will not work unless you have Java installed, and more are created every day. Java is fast, secure, and reliable. From laptops to datacenters, game consoles to scientific supercomputers, cell phones to the Internet, Java is everywhere!

Features of Java 8

Here is a brief summary of the enhancements included with the Java 8 release:

  • Lamda Expression and Virtual Extension Methods: Highlighting feature of Java SE 8 is the implementation of Lamda expressions and supporting features to the Java programming language and platform.
  • Date and Time API: This new API will allow developers to handle date and time in a more natural, cleaner and easier to understand way.
  • Nashhorn JavaScript Engine: A new lightweight, high performance implementation of JavaScript engine is integrated to JDk and is available to Java applications via existing APIs.
  • Improved Security: Replacing the existing hand-maintained list of caller sensitive methods with a mechanism that accurately identifies such methods and allows their callers to be discovered reliably.



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