Java vs. C# vs. Rust



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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 Rust?

Rust is a systems programming language that combines strong compile-time correctness guarantees with fast performance. It improves upon the ideas of other systems languages like C++ by providing guaranteed memory safety (no crashes, no data races) and complete control over the lifecycle of memory.

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Pros

Why do developers choose Java?
Why do you like Java?

Why do developers choose C#?
Why do you like C#?

Why do developers choose Rust?
Why do you like Rust?

Cons

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

What are the cons of using C#?
Downsides of C#?

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

Companies

What companies use Java?
2892 companies on StackShare use Java
What companies use C#?
857 companies on StackShare use C#
What companies use Rust?
43 companies on StackShare use Rust

Integrations

What tools integrate with Java?
65 tools on StackShare integrate with Java
What tools integrate with C#?
14 tools on StackShare integrate with C#
What tools integrate with Rust?
14 tools on StackShare integrate with Rust

What are some alternatives to Java, C#, and Rust?

  • 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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