If you want to develop Java applications, you need to have the Java Development Kit (JDK) installed on your computer. The JDK includes the Java Runtime Environment (JRE), which is required to run Java programs, as well as the tools and libraries for developing and debugging Java code.
One way to get the JDK is to download a zip file that contains all the necessary files and folders. This is useful if you want to have multiple versions of the JDK on your computer, or if you want to install the JDK without using an installer program. In this article, we will show you how to download JDK 8 zip file and install it on your computer.
Step 1: Download JDK 8 Zip File
To download JDK 8 zip file, you need to go to the Oracle website and find the download page for JDK 8. You can use this link: https://www.oracle.com/java/technologies/javase/javase-jdk8-downloads.html
On the download page, you will see a table with different versions of JDK 8 for different operating systems. You need to choose the one that matches your computer's architecture and platform. For example, if you have a Windows 64-bit computer, you need to click on the link that says \"Windows x64\" under the column \"JDK\".
After clicking on the link, you will be asked to accept the license agreement and then the download will start. The zip file will have a name like \"jdk-8u301-windows-x64.zip\", where \"u301\" is the update number and may vary depending on when you download it.
Step 2: Extract JDK 8 Zip File
Once you have downloaded the zip file, you need to extract it to a location of your choice. You can use any tool that can handle zip files, such as WinZip, WinRAR, or 7-Zip. For this example, we will use 7-Zip, which is a free and open source tool that you can download from https://www.7-zip.org/
To extract the zip file using 7-Zip, follow these steps:
Right-click on the zip file and choose \"7-Zip\" > \"Extract Here\". This will create a folder with the same name as the zip file in the same location.
Open the folder and you will see another folder named \"jdk1.8.0_301\", where \"301\" is the update number and may vary depending on when you downloaded it. This is the folder that contains all the files and folders of the JDK.
You can rename this folder to something more convenient, such as \"jdk8\", or leave it as it is.
You can move this folder to any location on your computer where you want to keep the JDK. For example, you can move it to \"C:\\Program Files\\Java\" or \"D:\\Java\". Just make sure that you have enough space and permissions to do so.
Step 3: Set Up Environment Variables
To use the JDK, you need to set up some environment variables that tell your computer where to find the JDK files and folders. There are two main environment variables that you need to set up: JAVA_HOME and PATH.
JAVA_HOME is an environment variable that points to the location of your JDK folder. For example, if you moved your JDK folder to \"C:\\Program Files\\Java\\jdk8\", then your JAVA_HOME should be set to \"C:\\Program Files\\Java\\jdk8\".
PATH is an environment variable that tells your computer where to look for executable files, such as java.exe and javac.exe, which are located in the bin folder of your JDK. To add your JDK bin folder to your PATH, you need to append it to the existing value of PATH. For example, if your PATH is already set to \"C:\\Windows\\System32;C:\\Windows\", then you need to add \";C:\\Program Files\\Java\\jdk8\\bin\" at the end of it.
To set up these environment variables on Windows 10, follow these steps: