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What is Java?

Java is a programming language and computing platform first released by Sun Microsystems in 1995. There are lots of applications and websites that will not work unless you have Java installed, and more are created every day. Java is fast, secure, and reliable. From laptops to datacenters, game consoles to scientific supercomputers, cell phones to the Internet, Java is everywhere!

What is Markdown?

Markdown is two things: (1) a plain text formatting syntax; and (2) a software tool, written in Perl, that converts the plain text formatting to HTML.

What is Arc?

Arc is designed for exploratory programming: the kind where you decide what to write by writing it. A good medium for exploratory programming is one that makes programs brief and malleable, so that's what we've aimed for. This is a medium for sketching software.

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Why do developers choose Java?
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    Why do developers choose Arc?
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    Cons

    What are the cons of using Java?
    Downsides of Java?

    What are the cons of using Markdown?
    Downsides of Markdown?

    What are the cons of using Arc?
    No Cons submitted yet for Arc
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    Companies

    What companies use Java?
    2124 companies on StackShare use Java
    What companies use Markdown?
    622 companies on StackShare use Markdown
    What companies use Arc?
    7 companies on StackShare use Arc

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Java?
    65 tools on StackShare integrate with Java
    What tools integrate with Markdown?
    10 tools on StackShare integrate with Markdown
    What tools integrate with Arc?
    1 tools on StackShare integrate with Arc

    What are some alternatives to Java, Markdown, and Arc?

    • JavaScript - Lightweight, interpreted, object-oriented language with first-class functions
    • PHP - A popular general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited to web development
    • HTML5 - 5th major revision of the core language of the World Wide Web
    • Python - Python is a clear and powerful object-oriented programming language, comparable to Perl, Ruby, Scheme, or Java.

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