What is the difference between JDK, JRE, and JVM?

Sharad Jaiswal
Sharad Jaiswal

Posted On: Feb 22, 2018

 

It is important to understand the difference between JDK, JRE, and JVM in Java.

JVM (Java Virtual Machine):  

Java virtual machine is actually an abstract machine which provides a runtime environment in which the java bytecode gets executed. A JVM performs some main tasks such as- loading, verifying and executing the code. It also provides a runtime environment.

JRE (Java Runtime Environment):

The Java runtime environment is used to provide a runtime environment. It is implemented by JVM. It consists of certain libraries which are used by JVM at runtime.

JDK (Java Development Kit):

The Java development kit consists of JRE and all the development tools which are necessary for compiling a program.

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