Java Platform, Standard Edition or Java SE is a widely used platform for programming in the Java language. It is the Java Platform used to deploy portable applications for general use.

In practical terms, Java SE consists of a virtual machine, which must be used to run Java programs, together with a set of libraries (or packages) needed to allow the use of file systems, networks, graphical interfaces, and so on, from within those programs.

It must be noted that the expressions such as super, this or the return type void and the method main() are not part of the class hierarchy. Instead they are implemented in the JVM architecture.

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