In This Chapter
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You can build and use Java components, known as beans, with two development kits provided free of charge from Sun; the Java Development Kit (JDK) and the Beans Development Kit (BDK). This chapter describes the parts of these development kits essential to your JavaBeans development efforts. You will learn the skills that you will need to compile and test example beans throughout this book.