JavaScript vs. Java vs. COBOL



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What is JavaScript?

JavaScript is most known as the scripting language for Web pages, but used in many non-browser environments as well such as node.js or Apache CouchDB. It is a prototype-based, multi-paradigm scripting language that is dynamic,and supports object-oriented, imperative, and functional programming styles.

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 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

What are the cons of using JavaScript?
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What are the cons of using COBOL?
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Companies

What companies use JavaScript?
5791 companies on StackShare use JavaScript
What companies use Java?
2782 companies on StackShare use Java
What companies use COBOL?
6 companies on StackShare use COBOL

Integrations

What tools integrate with JavaScript?
75 tools on StackShare integrate with JavaScript
What tools integrate with Java?
64 tools on StackShare integrate with Java
What tools integrate with COBOL?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with COBOL

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

  • 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.
  • Ruby - A dynamic, interpreted, open source programming language with a focus on simplicity and productivity

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