As a developer, there are a number of packages that you may use that require the JDK. A few examples of why a UI/UX developer, a mobile develop, and a data engineer all require Java are in the table below.
|Team / Language||Use case|
|Data Science / Big Data||Cassandra, Hadoop, etc.|
Open the Oracle JDK 7 Downloads page.
Under Java SE Development Kit 7u75, select Accept License Agreement.
Click jdk-7u75-macosx-x64.dmg to download the file.
Wait for the download to complete. Open Finder, then double-click the jdk-7u75-macosx-x64.dmg file.
In the JDK 7 Update 75 dialog box, double-click the JDK 7 Update 75.pkg icon.
Enter your password, click Install Software.
Open a terminal and run the following commands to check your installation.
java -version # Expected output: java version "1.7.0_75" javac -version # Expected output: javac 1.7.0_75
Congrats. Oracle JDK 7 update 75 is now installed on your Mac. You are now ready to run applications that require Java (i.e. WebStorm) and/or develop Java-based applications yourself (i.e. Android apps).
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