Java vs. Visual Basic 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 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.

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

    What are the cons of using Java?
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    Companies

    What companies use Java?
    2125 companies on StackShare use Java
    What companies use Visual Basic?
    10 companies on StackShare use Visual Basic
    What companies use COBOL?
    2 companies on StackShare use COBOL

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Java?
    65 tools on StackShare integrate with Java
    What tools integrate with Visual Basic?
    2 tools on StackShare integrate with Visual Basic
    What tools integrate with COBOL?
    1 tools on StackShare integrate with COBOL

    What are some alternatives to Java, Visual Basic, 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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