JavaScript vs. Java vs. Dart



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Description

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 Dart?

Dart is a cohesive, scalable platform for building apps that run on the web (where you can use Polymer) or on servers (such as with Google Cloud Platform). Use the Dart language, libraries, and tools to write anything from simple scripts to full-featured apps.

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Pros

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Why do developers choose Java?
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Why do developers choose Dart?
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Cons

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

What companies use JavaScript?
5905 companies on StackShare use JavaScript
What companies use Java?
2821 companies on StackShare use Java
What companies use Dart?
17 companies on StackShare use Dart

Integrations

What tools integrate with JavaScript?
77 tools on StackShare integrate with JavaScript
What tools integrate with Java?
65 tools on StackShare integrate with Java
What tools integrate with Dart?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Dart

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

  • 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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