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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 Swift?

Writing code is interactive and fun, the syntax is concise yet expressive, and apps run lightning-fast. Swift is ready for your next iOS and OS X project — or for addition into your current app — because Swift code works side-by-side with Objective-C.

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    Cons

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    Companies

    What companies use Java?
    2159 companies on StackShare use Java
    What companies use C#?
    585 companies on StackShare use C#
    What companies use Swift?
    842 companies on StackShare use Swift

    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 Swift?
    13 tools on StackShare integrate with Swift

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

    • 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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