Java vs. Erlang vs. Hack



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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 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.

What is Hack?

Hack provides instantaneous type checking via a local server that watches the filesystem. It typically runs in less than 200 milliseconds, making it easy to integrate into your development workflow without introducing a noticeable delay.

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Pros

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Cons

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

What companies use Java?
2892 companies on StackShare use Java
What companies use Erlang?
91 companies on StackShare use Erlang
What companies use Hack?
5 companies on StackShare use Hack

Integrations

What tools integrate with Java?
65 tools on StackShare integrate with Java
What tools integrate with Erlang?
4 tools on StackShare integrate with Erlang
What tools integrate with Hack?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Hack

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

  • 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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