Installing Java for CS-140

Installing the Java Development Kit

You should download the Java Development Kit (JDK) from: this link. You should select the latest JDK 8. If your machine is 64-bit, use that version.

There are some platform specific instructions:

If you have a Mac, you should not remove the Java 6, that is part of the Mac platform. If your Mac is not 64 bit (note Core 2 Duo are 64 bit for the Mac OS) then you will not be able to install the required version of the Java Development Kit on your machine, and will have to remote login to the harvey server.
In Windows, you will have to change your PATH environment. Here is a link to a quick video demonstrating this process in a Windows 10 environment. Many thanks to Prof. Laner for sharing this video. If the video doesn't work, here are some text directions as well.

Use the 64 bit version for Linux if you have a 64 bit machine. It is better to download and install the version from Oracle than the ones in the current releases of your version of Linux—look for instructions online to set up the paths.

Installing Eclipse

Later in the semester will will use Eclipse - an open source Interactive Development Environment (IDE) available free at Be sure to download the Eclipse Neon release for your computer type (NOT the one for EE developers). If your machine is 64-bit, use that version.

Note: Eclipse is already installed on the Binghamton Unix Lab machines and Unix servers. Please do not try to install your own copy on these machines. If you do so, you will exceed your disk quota.