Python vs. Java vs. Groovy



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What is Python?

Python is a general purpose programming language created by Guido Van Rossum. Python is most praised for its elegant syntax and readable code, if you are just beginning your programming career python suits you best.

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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Pros

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Cons

What are the cons of using Python?
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What are the cons of using Groovy?
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Companies

What companies use Python?
3214 companies on StackShare use Python
What companies use Java?
2823 companies on StackShare use Java
What companies use Groovy?
91 companies on StackShare use Groovy

Integrations

What tools integrate with Python?
85 tools on StackShare integrate with Python
What tools integrate with Java?
65 tools on StackShare integrate with Java
What tools integrate with Groovy?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Groovy

What are some alternatives to Python, 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
  • Ruby - A dynamic, interpreted, open source programming language with a focus on simplicity and productivity

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