Java vs. C# vs. Objective-C

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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 C#?

C# (pronounced "See Sharp") is a simple, modern, object-oriented, and type-safe programming language. C# has its roots in the C family of languages and will be immediately familiar to C, C++, Java, and JavaScript programmers.

What is Objective-C?

Objective-C is a superset of the C programming language and provides object-oriented capabilities and a dynamic runtime. Objective-C inherits the syntax, primitive types, and flow control statements of C and adds syntax for defining classes and methods. It also adds language-level support for object graph management and object literals while providing dynamic typing and binding, deferring many responsibilities until runtime.

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    Why do developers choose Objective-C?
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    Cons

    What are the cons of using Java?
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    What are the cons of using C#?
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    What are the cons of using Objective-C?
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    Companies

    What companies use Java?
    2162 companies on StackShare use Java
    What companies use C#?
    585 companies on StackShare use C#
    What companies use Objective-C?
    791 companies on StackShare use Objective-C

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Java?
    64 tools on StackShare integrate with Java
    What tools integrate with C#?
    14 tools on StackShare integrate with C#
    What tools integrate with Objective-C?
    12 tools on StackShare integrate with Objective-C

    What are some alternatives to Java, C#, and Objective-C?

    • 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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