This section describes which tools are required to build and run the jWebSocket Server and Client from source.

  • Java JRE/SDK

    The Java JRE (Java Runtime Environment) 1.6 is required to run the jWebSocket Server executables. If you want to build the jWebSocket Server from source you need to have the JDK 1.6 (Java Development Kit). You can install/run multiple Java Versions at a time on your system if some of your applications need an older JRE/JDK.

    You can download both at

  • Apache Maven

    The jWebSocket sources are based upon Apache Maven projects. If you are not familiar with Maven you will find installation and compiling instructions here. Of course you also can use an IDE like NetBeans 6.7+ or Eclipse 3.5.2+ in which the project can easily be imported.

    You can download Apache Maven at
    The NetBeans IDE is available at
    The Eclipse IDE is available at

  • Google Chrome Browser or Google Chrome Frame for Internet Explorer

    To run the jWebSockt Client you need to run a browser that supports WebSockets. Google Chrome also has a JavaScript debugger integrated.

    You can download the Google Chrome Browser at
    You can download the Google Chrome Frame For Internet Explorer 6, 7 and 8

Useful Third Party Tools

The following tools are not necessary to build or to work with jWebSocket but they provide convenience in your development or production environment.


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