Java vs. C vs. Visual Basic



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Description

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?

What is Visual Basic?

Visual Basic is derived from BASIC and enables the rapid application development (RAD) of graphical user interface (GUI) applications, access to databases using Data Access Objects, Remote Data Objects, or ActiveX Data Objects, and creation of ActiveX controls and objects.

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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 Visual Basic?
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Cons

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

What are the cons of using C?
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What are the cons of using Visual Basic?
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Companies

What companies use Java?
2892 companies on StackShare use Java
What companies use C?
75 companies on StackShare use C
What companies use Visual Basic?
15 companies on StackShare use Visual Basic

Integrations

What tools integrate with Java?
65 tools on StackShare integrate with Java
What tools integrate with C?
3 tools on StackShare integrate with C
What tools integrate with Visual Basic?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Visual Basic

What are some alternatives to Java, C, and Visual Basic?

  • 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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