Java Environment (JVM)
Java Environment refers to the environment in which Java programs run, and it typically includes the Java Development Kit (JDK), the Java Virtual Machine (JVM), and the Java Runtime Environment (JRE).
The JDK is a set of software tools and libraries that are used to develop, compile, and debug Java applications. It includes the Java compiler, which is used to convert Java source code into bytecode, and other tools like the debugger, profiler, and Javadoc, which are used to generate API documentation.
The JVM is a software component that runs Java bytecode and provides an execution environment for Java applications. It is responsible for interpreting the bytecode, managing memory, and providing platform-independent features like automatic garbage collection, class loading, and security. The JVM also provides a set of standard Java APIs that can be used to develop and run Java applications.
The JRE is a subset of the JDK and is used to run Java applications on end-user machines. It includes the JVM and other essential libraries and tools needed to run Java applications, but it does not include the development tools like the Java compiler.
Together, the JDK, JVM, and JRE make up the Java environment, which provides a platform-independent way of developing and running Java applications. This allows developers to write Java code once and run it on any platform that has a compatible Java environment installed.