Do I need JDK if I have IntelliJ?

Do I need JDK if I have IntelliJ?

You must obtain and install the standalone JDK before you start developing in Java. IntelliJ IDEA doesn’t come with the JDK, so if you don’t have the necessary JDK version, download and install it.

Is JDK alone enough to run Java program?

No you can’t develop java programs only with JRE. You will need JDK for compiling your programs. JRE provides only runtime environment,but JDK is something you will need to compile your code to make them executable by your JRE .

Do you need JDK to run Java files?

To run a jar file you only need java.exe(windows). JDK is the development kit for Java and JRE is the runtime. JDK contains JRE.

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How does IntelliJ define JDK?

Configure IntelliJ IDEA

  1. Add required SDKs.
  2. Click on Configure > Project Defaults > Project Structure.
  3. Select SDKs.
  4. Add Java Development Kit.
  5. Click + > JDK.
  6. Note: Press Cmd+Shift+. to show hidden files in the file chooser dialog.
  7. Navigate to the JDK location. E.g., /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk1.
  8. Select the JDK folder.

Which JDK should I use for IntelliJ?

Windows. JDK (JetBrains Runtime) is bundled with all the product installers and it’s recommended that you will use the provided JDK version unless there are any specific issues. Since 2017.1 version 64-bit JDK is bundled by default on all the systems (32-bit JDK can be downloaded on Windows by the installer if needed).

Can we run Java program in notepad?

You can not run java program using notepad. However you can use command prompt if dont intend to use IDE. e.g. Create a program in notepad and save file as .

Where does IntelliJ install JDK?

Set up IntelliJ

  1. Choose Configure > Project Defaults > Project Structure > JDK.
  2. Select the appropriate Java JDK folder. PC: C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.x. Mac: /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk1.8.x.
  3. Click Apply.