Java SE at a Glance

Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE) lets you develop and deploy Java applications on desktops and servers. Java offers the rich user interface, performance, versatility, portability, and security that today's applications require.

What's New

  • Java Platform, Standard Edition 8

    Java SE 8u421 is the latest release of Java SE 8 Platform. Oracle strongly recommends that all Java SE 8 users upgrade to this release.

    JDK for ARM releases are available on the same page as the downloads for other platforms

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  • JDK Mission Control

    JDK Mission Control (JMC) is an advanced set of tools for managing, monitoring, profiling, and troubleshooting Java applications. JMC enables efficient and detailed data analysis for areas such as code performance, memory, and latency without introducing the performance overhead normally associated with profiling and monitoring tools.

  • Java Management Service

    Discover, monitor, and manage your Java environment with this powerful new Oracle Cloud service, wherever your Java is running—on-premises or in the cloud. Know which Java versions are installed and which versions are being used—all in a single pane of glass.

  • Deployment Rule Set

    Deployment rule set allows a desktop administrator to control the level of Java client compatibility and default prompts across an organization.

Products and Training

Oracle Java SE Subscriptions

Expert monitoring, diagnostics, and centralized management for enterprise and ISV Java-based applications.

Oracle Java SE Training and Certification

Java SE 11 Learning Subscriptions

Java SE 11 Learning Subscriptions will help you get up to speed quickly on how to program in Java, apply what you have learned to building applications, and use Java in business environments.

Java SE 11 Certification

Nearly one million people are Oracle Certified, establishing themselves as experts in Java technology. Review exam topics to see what it takes to get your certification credential. Invest in your certification and become a recognized Java SE 11 Developer.

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