Java vs. Go vs. Erlang



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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 Go?

Go is expressive, concise, clean, and efficient. Its concurrency mechanisms make it easy to write programs that get the most out of multicore and networked machines, while its novel type system enables flexible and modular program construction. Go compiles quickly to machine code yet has the convenience of garbage collection and the power of run-time reflection. It's a fast, statically typed, compiled language that feels like a dynamically typed, interpreted language.

What is Erlang?

Some of Erlang's uses are in telecoms, banking, e-commerce, computer telephony and instant messaging. Erlang's runtime system has built-in support for concurrency, distribution and fault tolerance. OTP is set of Erlang libraries and design principles providing middle-ware to develop these systems.

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Pros

Why do developers choose Java?
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Why do developers choose Go?
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Why do developers choose Erlang?
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Cons

What are the cons of using Java?
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What are the cons of using Go?
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What are the cons of using Erlang?
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Companies

What companies use Java?
2827 companies on StackShare use Java
What companies use Go?
969 companies on StackShare use Go
What companies use Erlang?
88 companies on StackShare use Erlang

Integrations

What tools integrate with Java?
65 tools on StackShare integrate with Java
What tools integrate with Go?
52 tools on StackShare integrate with Go
What tools integrate with Erlang?
4 tools on StackShare integrate with Erlang

What are some alternatives to Java, Go, and Erlang?

  • 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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