Java vs. Objective-C 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 Objective-C?

Objective-C is a superset of the C programming language and provides object-oriented capabilities and a dynamic runtime. Objective-C inherits the syntax, primitive types, and flow control statements of C and adds syntax for defining classes and methods. It also adds language-level support for object graph management and object literals while providing dynamic typing and binding, deferring many responsibilities until runtime.

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?
Why do you like Java?

Why do developers choose Objective-C?
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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 Objective-C?
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What are the cons of using Erlang?
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Companies

What companies use Java?
2782 companies on StackShare use Java
What companies use Objective-C?
1010 companies on StackShare use Objective-C
What companies use Erlang?
89 companies on StackShare use Erlang

Integrations

What tools integrate with Java?
64 tools on StackShare integrate with Java
What tools integrate with Objective-C?
12 tools on StackShare integrate with Objective-C
What tools integrate with Erlang?
4 tools on StackShare integrate with Erlang

What are some alternatives to Java, Objective-C, 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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