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Java vs Boost: What are the differences?

Developers describe Java as "A concurrent, class-based, object-oriented, language specifically designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible". 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!. On the other hand, Boost is detailed as "Provides free peer-reviewed portable C++ source libraries". It is a set of libraries for the C++ programming language that provide support for tasks and structures such as linear algebra, pseudorandom number generation, multithreading, image processing, regular expressions, and unit testing.

Java and Boost can be primarily classified as "Languages" tools.

Boost is an open source tool with 2.96K GitHub stars and 882 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Boost's open source repository on GitHub.

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Kamal Makroum
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Hi everyone.

I am willing to build a used car sales platform, which will have a lot of stock/photos and will rely a lot on the back end functions and data generating. Java seems to be a good choice, but what other options can I consider that can also be easily scalable as well as a little faster to write?

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Firstly, you must know that java and python are both amazing languages. But I recommend python mainly because of the variety of modules and packages available to do almost anything. If you are planning on adding graphs, you can use the matplotlib library and to add photos, use the pillow module. And just note that both of these aren't available by default, so you need to install them through pip.

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I am trying to make Roblox game which requires Lua. I quite don't want to go with Lua just because other tools just might let me do more projects later on. I heard that Python is most similar to Lua, but I am still not sure which tool to use. Java, I think it will help me with many stuff later on for websites, projects, and more!

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Rafey Iqbal Rahman
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Since you are trying to make a Roblox game, you have no other option than to use Lua, since Roblox only allows coding in Lua. Yes, you've heard right, Python is identical and as easy as Lua, although Lua is easier than Python. Beginning from Lua and then escalating to Python is recommended. Java is only helpful when you are creating a heavy, big-budget, enterprise-level product, otherwise, Python would suffice.

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Hi everyone, I have just started to study web development, so I'm very new in this field. I would like to ask you which tools are most updated and good to use for getting a job in medium-big company. Front-end is basically not changing by time so much (as I understood by researching some info), so my question is about back-end tools. Which backend tools are most updated and requested by medium-big companies (I am searching for immediate job possibly)?

Thank you in advance Davit

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Pierrick Martos
Engineering Manager at Akeneo | 20 upvotes 路 62.6K views
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Go with Python definetly. It's used everywhere by web developers for backend developments : API, website backend, workers... but also by data scientists (lot lot of resources, models and libraries in Python it's language #1). For the web parts, best web framework are in Python : https://stackshare.io/microframeworks (Flask #2 and Django #3). Java is good but trend is not great in terms of popularity amongs developers and tech leaders.

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Vijayakumar Rajagopal
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As per my experience java is most wanted for web development as of now. micro service is evolving . with frameworks like spring boot supports rapid development. Spring boot + Docker + kubernetes great combination.

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sharik zama
Software engineering Intern at EPAM Systems | 5 upvotes 路 62K views
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I would recommend learning HTML, CSS, and JavaScript (most important). JavaScript forms the backbone of web development. And, there are many popular and widely used frameworks like Angular and React that heavily rely on the knowledge of JavaScript. The number of job opportunities are much more when it comes to javascript.

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Chathuranga Bandara
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I would recommend Python as the programming language and as you are a new developer, Flask to start with. It gives you a solid understanding on the web patterns such as REST and will get you up and running in no time. However, I suggest you to read and study on front-end technologies like (React or Vue) and databases (SQL and NoSQL) and probably some NodeJS as well. First grasp the concepts (which Python is ideal for) then it does not really matter the language as such.

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Noel Broda
Founder, CEO, CTO at NoFilter | 5 upvotes 路 79.2K views

1 code deploys for both: Android and iOS. There is a huge community behind React Native. And one of the best things is Expo. Expo uses React Native to make everything even more and more simple. Awesome technologies. Some other important thing is that while using React Native, you are reusing all JavaScript knowledge you have in your team. You can move easily a frontend dev to develop mobile applications.

A huge PRO of Expo, is that it includes a full building process. You run 1 line in the terminal, and 10 minutes after you have 2 builds done. Double check EAS Expo.

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Erik Ralston
Chief Architect at LiveTiles | 13 upvotes 路 162.3K views

C# and .Net were obvious choices for us at LiveTiles given our investment in the Microsoft ecosystem. It enabled us to harness of the .Net framework to build ASP.Net MVC, WebAPI, and Serverless applications very easily. Coupled with the high productivity of Visual Studio, it's the native tongue of Microsoft technology.

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Brent Maxwell
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Node.js has been growing in popularity, and the ability to access the global pool of Javascript developers is great. There is a decreased amount of effort for people to work across the frontend and backend, and the language itself is easy and works well for many common use cases.

Go was the other serious candidate, but it just hasn't been implemented in as many Production systems yet, and the best Go engineers I've known have been hackers, whereas we're building a robust analytics platform that requires more caution. Type safety is easily added with TypeScript, and NPM is awesomely handy.

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Pros of Boost
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    • 576
      Great libraries
    • 436
      Widely used
    • 396
      Excellent tooling
    • 380
      Huge amount of documentation available
    • 329
      Large pool of developers available
    • 198
      Open source
    • 194
      Excellent performance
    • 150
      Great development
    • 144
      Used for android
    • 144
      Vast array of 3rd party libraries
    • 54
      Compiled Language
    • 46
      Used for Web
    • 43
      Managed memory
    • 42
      Native threads
    • 41
      High Performance
    • 36
      Statically typed
    • 32
      Easy to read
    • 30
      Great Community
    • 26
      Reliable platform
    • 23
      JVM compatibility
    • 23
      Sturdy garbage collection
    • 19
      Cross Platform Enterprise Integration
    • 18
      Universal platform
    • 16
      Good amount of APIs
    • 16
      Great Support
    • 11
      Lots of boilerplate
    • 10
      Backward compatible
    • 10
      Great ecosystem
    • 9
      Everywhere
    • 7
      Excellent SDK - JDK
    • 6
      Mature language thus stable systems
    • 5
      Cross-platform
    • 5
      Portability
    • 5
      Better than Ruby
    • 5
      Static typing
    • 5
      It's Java
    • 5
      Clojure
    • 4
      Vast Collections Library
    • 4
      Long term language
    • 4
      Old tech
    • 3
      Best martial for design
    • 3
      Great Structure
    • 3
      Most developers favorite
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      Stable platform, which many new languages depend on
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      Used for Android development
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      Testable
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      Javadoc

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    Cons of Boost
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      • 30
        Verbosity
      • 24
        NullpointerException
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        Overcomplexity is praised in community culture
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        Nightmare to Write
      • 10
        Boiler plate code
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        Classpath hell prior to Java 9
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        No REPL
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        No property
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        Code are too long
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        There is not optional parameter
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        Floating-point errors
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        Terrbible compared to Python/Batch Perormence
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        Java's too statically, stronglly, and strictly typed
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        Non-intuitive generic implementation
      • 1
        Returning Wildcard Types

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      What is Boost?

      It is a set of libraries for the C++ programming language that provide support for tasks and structures such as linear algebra, pseudorandom number generation, multithreading, image processing, regular expressions, and unit testing.

      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!

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