Python vs. Java vs. COBOL

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What is Python?

Python is a general purpose programming language created by Guido Van Rossum. Python is most praised for its elegant syntax and readable code, if you are just beginning your programming career python suits you best.

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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    Cons

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

    What companies use Python?
    2361 companies on StackShare use Python
    What companies use Java?
    2125 companies on StackShare use Java
    What companies use COBOL?
    2 companies on StackShare use COBOL

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Python?
    82 tools on StackShare integrate with Python
    What tools integrate with Java?
    65 tools on StackShare integrate with Java
    What tools integrate with COBOL?
    1 tools on StackShare integrate with COBOL

    What are some alternatives to Python, Java, 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
    • Ruby - A dynamic, interpreted, open source programming language with a focus on simplicity and productivity

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