This post provides a step-by-step guide with a list of commands on how to install Java on macOS using Homebrew.
What is Java?
“Java is a general-purpose computer-programming language that is concurrent, class-based, object-oriented, and specifically designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible. Java applications are typically compiled to bytecode that can run on any Java virtual machine (JVM) regardless of computer architecture.” ~ Java
What is Homebrew?
Homebrew is a free and open-source software package management system that simplifies the installation of software on Apple’s macOS operating system. It is known as the missing package manager for macOS.
The following is the single command required to install Java on macOS using Homebrew.
$ brew install --cask java
This section provides a quick set of commands on how to install Java on macOS using Homebrew. It is assumed that Homebrew is already installed. If not, please follow this link.
$ brew update # Fetch latest version of homebrew and formula. $ brew tap homebrew/cask # Tap the Homebrew/Cask repository from Github using HTTPS. $ brew search java # Searches all known Casks for a partial or exact match. $ brew info --cask java # Displays information about the given Cask $ brew install --cask java # Install the given cask. $ brew cleanup # Remove any older versions from the cellar.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Java on macOS making use of Homebrew. Follow me on any of the different social media platforms and feel free to leave comments.