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Building E-commerce Sites with VirtueMart Cookbook by John Horton

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Installing the Java Development Kit

The first stage is to set up the Java Development Kit (JDK). The JDK enables us to write programs that run in a Java Virtual Machine a bit like the one on every Android device and on virtually every PC or laptop.

Getting ready

This recipe is simply a matter of getting the right file, downloading it and going through the step by step installation process.

How to do it...

This is nice and easy taken a step at a time. First let's find the download.

  1. Visit the oracle website to download the JDK at the URL http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html.
  2. Scroll down the page and find the following section:
  3. Click on the DOWNLOAD button underneath JDK as indicated in the preceding screenshot. If you scroll ...

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