Java vs. Go



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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.

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Why do developers choose Java?
Why do you like Java?

Why do developers choose Go?
Why do you like Go?

What are the cons of using Java?
Downsides of Java?

What are the cons of using Go?
Downsides of Go?

What companies use Java?
2941 companies on StackShare use Java
What companies use Go?
1036 companies on StackShare use Go
What tools integrate with Java?
66 tools on StackShare integrate with Java
What tools integrate with Go?
53 tools on StackShare integrate with Go

What are some alternatives to Java and Go?

  • 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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