1 - The JDK development environment
i) JDK (Java Development Kit)
ii) JRE (Java run time environment)
tool required for the execution of all java program
2 - The Java IDE
An IDE (tool to write a Java program), you can use only a text editor it's may be sufficient but there are many IDE designed specifically to Java developpement and are very sophisticated and we can cite: (several choices available to you: - Eclipse - Netbeans - Jdevelopper - JBuilder ... - and other of course...)
Let's talk about Netbeans!
- Netbeans (open source software distributed under different versions, there is a version that incorporates the JDK and JRE). If you install it you will not be forced to install either the JDK or JRE nor do the tedious configuration of these three tools ...)
To help you I chose the simplest solution for you: all in one solution !
You can choose the version that matches your system and install it :
Product / File Description
|Mac OS X x64