The Java Runtime Environment that consists of the Java Virtual Machine (JVM), Java platform core classes, and supporting Java platform libraries. The Java Runtime Environment provides the minimum requirements for executing a Java application.
|Latest stable version||Java SE Runtime Environment 8|
In order to run Java code, you need a JRE: a Java Runtime Environment. In order to develop Java code, you need a JDK: a Java Development Kit. The JDK includes a JRE.