Java vs. Swift 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 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.

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

Why do developers choose Java?
Why do you like Java?

Why do developers choose Swift?
Why do you like Swift?

Why do developers choose COBOL?
Why do you like COBOL?

Cons

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

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

What are the cons of using COBOL?
No Cons submitted yet for COBOL
Downsides of COBOL?

Companies

What companies use Java?
2827 companies on StackShare use Java
What companies use Swift?
1091 companies on StackShare use Swift
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 Swift?
13 tools on StackShare integrate with Swift
What tools integrate with COBOL?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with COBOL

What are some alternatives to Java, Swift, 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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