Java Jdk Download Mac Os Sierra

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Java is a general-purpose, secure, robust, object-oriented language developed by Sun Microsystems in 1990. Java is portable which means it follows to write once run anywhere paradigm. Many of the useful application are build on Java and required Java runtime environment. If you are preparing your system for the developing new java applications, you need to install JDK on your machine.


The latest version is Java 14 which was released in March 2020. This tutorial helps you to install Java 14 latest version or Java 11 LTS on macOS Sierra or High Sierra.

On my High Sierra Mac. Java -version gives. Java version '1.8.0172' Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0172-b11) Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.172-b11, mixed mode) but in Oracle's documentation and list of downloads I see references to versions that are much higher, notably 9 or even 10. Oracle strongly suggests to now use the term JDK to refer to the Java SE Development Kit. The Java EE SDK is available with or without the JDK, by which they specifically mean the Java SE 7 JDK. Follow below steps to install JDK on Mac OS High Sierra 10: Open your browser; go to Oracle JDK Download URL; Click on Download Image. Accept the licence. Jdk 7 free download - OpenJDK 7 for OS X Lion, Adobe Flash Player, Easy Duplicate Finder 7 Mac, and many more programs.

Step 1 – Prerequisites

Before starting the installation of Java using this tutorial you must have the following prerequisites

  • Terminal: You must have Mac Terminal access and little knowledge about working with the terminal application. Ao login to your Mac system and open terminal
  • Homebrew: This tutorial relies on Homebrew, So you must have homebrew installed. Homebrew can be installed with a single command.
  • For more instruction visit Homebrew installation tutorial.

Step 2 – Install Homebrew Cask

On Mac systems, Homebrew is the package manager, and Homebrew Cask is the app manager built on top of Homebrew. You Execute command to update brew cache and tap the caskroom/cask.

Step 3 – Install JAVA with Homebrew Cask

At the time of writing this tutorial the available version, Java 11 LTS and Java 14 latest for the installation.

  1. Check Available Versions – Use the following commands to view the details about java versions to be install.
  2. Installing Java – Next, install the Java version of your choice using one of the below commands. You can also install both versions if required.

    The installation process may take some time to complete depending on your network speed.

  3. Check Version – Once the installation finished, verify the installed Java version.

All done. You have successfully installed Java on your macOS system.


Java Jdk Download Mac Os Sierra 10.12

In this tutorial, you have learned to install Java on macOS systems using homebrew.

  • 4Download and Install (Option 2)
    • 4.4Set Environment Variables
    • 4.6Set Jetbrains JDK (Optional)


This article gives the steps to update version of the Java Development Kit (JDK) for CLI and some example JetBrains applications. By default when the little auto update window pops up and you say sure to upgrade my JDK version... it does not switch a lot of applications to use the newer version, nor does it clean up the older versions. As of macOS High Sierra and JDK 1.8.0 152.

List Current Version

Use SDKMan to maintain your Java JDK installs.

Install Latest Version

  1. Download x86 and/or x64 JDK
    1. Java 7 SDK
    2. Java 8 SDK
  2. Run installer

List Current Home Setting

Set Java Home Version

This should be completed by the installer, but it's a good idea to double check it was set. Also, this is how you can switch between versions if needed.

Set Environment Variables

To force the version used by some CLI apps and

General Java Vars

Jetbrain IDE Examples

Jetbrains comes with and embedded JDK these days, but if you want to force it to use the version you've installed this is one part of the setup.

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Remove Older JDK Versions

  1. View all installed versions
  2. Remove all but latest and macOS installed version

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Set Jetbrains JDK (Optional)


IntelliJ IDEA

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