Download Java Programming - Best Software & Apps

  • Java Runtime Environment

    8-build-191

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Run Java applications on your PC and web browser for free

    7
    3090 votes
    • PROS: Quick, easy installation, Integration with web browsers, Automatic updates, Free, Also available for Mac
    • CONS: Control panel is a bit dull
  • Eclipse

    4.11

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Complete environment for Java

    7
    829 votes
    • PROS: Open Source tool, Multiplatform
    • CONS: Not very attractive visually
  • Java Development Kit

    11.0.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Everything you need to compile and run Java apps

    6
    1195 votes
    • PROS: Includes demos and examples, Easy-to-use interface, Lots of available documentation online
    • CONS: Graphical environment is not included and must be downloaded separately, Beginner programmers will find it difficult to navigate
  • BlueJ

    3.0.8

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Excellent teach yourself Java environment for students

    7
    788 votes
    • PROS: Fully featured Java environment but easy to use, Clean and clear interface, Ideal for beginners and those learning Java
    • CONS: May be prone to instability
  • Cavaj Java Decompiler

    1.11

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Decompile files and reconstruct code for free

    6
    122 votes
    • PROS: Decompile JAR and ZIP files, Reconstruct Java source code, Completely free
    • CONS: Only available for Windows, Not downloadable from official app store
  • JavaExe

    3.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Launch your Java application as a Windows file (if you know how)

    9
    1774 votes
    • PROS: Really easy to use once you've read the instrutions
    • CONS: Not intuitive
  • Java Development Kit

    11.0.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Compile and run Java apps on 64-bit systems

    6
    512 votes
    • PROS: Includes demos and examples, Easy-to-use interface, Lots of available documentation online
    • CONS: Graphical environment not included - must be downloaded separately, Beginner programmers will find it difficult to use
  • IntelliJ IDEA

    Varies with device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Java IDE for professionals

    8
    2 votes
    • PROS: Plenty of features to make programming easier, Also supports programming languages other than Java
    • CONS: Very expensive product when several alternatives are free, Takes time for programmers to learn how to fully use it
  • GanttProject

    2.8.10

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    A Comprehensive Project Management and Scheduling Tool

    6
    172 votes
    • PROS: A complete project management application, Free to download
    • CONS: Demo may have some workability issues, Generic graphic representation
  • NetBeans IDE

    6.9.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Comprehensive Java development package

    7
    466 votes
    • DJ Java Decompiler

      3.10.10.93

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Free Software for Java Users

      6
      82 votes
      • PROS: Supports various file types, Can decompile any Java app, Ability to display all contained files, Can be run directly from the interface
      • CONS: Best features not available, Heavy emphasis on in-app purchases, Rather dull interface, Takes time to learn
    • Java Launcher

      3.201

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Execute your JavaScript with this free tool

      4
      96 votes
      • PROS: A handy JavaScript tool that is lightweight, You can learn how to use it with trial and error
      • CONS: The user interface is very ugly looking, It looks far more old-fashioned than it actually is
    • Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac

      Java Eclipse IDE for Mac

      4
      14 votes
      • PROS: Good entry point for beginners to programming
      • CONS: Still quite technical for beginners
    • Jar2Exe

      2.1.7

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A Portable Tool to Wrap Java-Based Apps into Executable Windows Files

      2
      144 votes
      • PROS: Straightforward interface, Generates three kinds of exe files, Operates on both Linux and Windows, Supports 32- and 64-bit exe files
      • CONS: All new processes entail going through each step, May not work well with JDK 1.8, Configuration settings could be confusing, Not for expert users
    • OpenJDK OSX Build

      1.7

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac

      Get the most up to date Java version on your Mac

      8
      8 votes
      • PROS: Provides cutting edge of Java development
      • CONS: Can be unstable
    • JavaScript Animator Express

      1.10

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Easily create Java animations

      5
      126 votes
      • PROS: Requires no Java programming knowledge, Creates Java animations easily and quickly
      • CONS: Doesn't offer any other Java creation options
    • Java Bridge to Exchange

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Intuitive and easy to use library to integrate your Java application...

      9
      2 votes
      • Java Code Export

        1.0.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Java Code manipulation to the max

        7
        10 votes
        • Jar2Exe

          (64 bits) 2.0.10

          License
          buy Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Transform Java programs into Windows executables

          1
          39 votes
          • Thinking in Java, 2nd edition (HTML)

            2.06

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            A free app for Windows, by Kalimist

            9
            63 votes
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