what is the virtual java machine?
when I install the jdk I am also installing the virtual java machine right?
a java virtual machine is an implementation for a specific platform, that can interprets and execute java compiled binary codes, called "bytecodes"
does that mean I don't need to install an ide to my computer to write and compile a java program. I could just use notepad to write the program and compile using command prompt?
yes after u have installed jdk,you can compile and run your java programs in cmd :)
Yes, When you download the JDK you are also downloading the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) which contains the Java Virtual Machine (JVM)
could someone please answer my question?