Java vs. Groovy



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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 Groovy?

Groovy builds upon the strengths of Java but has additional power features inspired by languages like Python, Ruby and Smalltalk. It makes modern programming features available to Java developers with almost-zero learning curve.

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

Why do developers choose Groovy?
Why do you like Groovy?

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

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

What companies use Java?
2948 companies on StackShare use Java
What companies use Groovy?
93 companies on StackShare use Groovy
What tools integrate with Java?
66 tools on StackShare integrate with Java
What tools integrate with Groovy?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Groovy

What are some alternatives to Java and Groovy?

  • 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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