Java vs. Clojure vs. COBOL



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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 Clojure?

Clojure is designed to be a general-purpose language, combining the approachability and interactive development of a scripting language with an efficient and robust infrastructure for multithreaded programming. Clojure is a compiled language - it compiles directly to JVM bytecode, yet remains completely dynamic. Clojure is a dialect of Lisp, and shares with Lisp the code-as-data philosophy and a powerful macro system.

What is COBOL?

COBOL was one of the first programming languages to be standardised: the first COBOL standard was issued by ANSI in 1968. COBOL is primarily used in business, finance, and administrative systems for companies and governments.

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Pros

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Why do developers choose COBOL?
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Cons

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What are the cons of using COBOL?
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Companies

What companies use Java?
2878 companies on StackShare use Java
What companies use Clojure?
112 companies on StackShare use Clojure
What companies use COBOL?
6 companies on StackShare use COBOL

Integrations

What tools integrate with Java?
65 tools on StackShare integrate with Java
What tools integrate with Clojure?
8 tools on StackShare integrate with Clojure
What tools integrate with COBOL?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with COBOL

What are some alternatives to Java, Clojure, and COBOL?

  • 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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