Thursday, April 12, 2007

What is the difference between JVM and JRE?

A Java Runtime Environment (JRE) is a prerequisite for running Java applications on any computer.A JRE contains a Java Virtual Machine(JVM),all standard,core java classes and runtime libraries. It does not contain any development tools such as compiler, debugger, etc. JDK(Java Development Kit) is a whole package required to Java Development which essentially contains JRE+JVM,and tools required to compile and debug,execute Java applications.



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