Java vs. Markdown 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 Markdown?

Markdown is two things: (1) a plain text formatting syntax; and (2) a software tool, written in Perl, that converts the plain text formatting to HTML.

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

Why do developers choose Markdown?
Why do you like Markdown?

Why do developers choose Hack?
Why do you like Hack?

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

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

What are the cons of using Hack?
No Cons submitted yet for Hack
Downsides of Hack?

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What companies use Java?
2951 companies on StackShare use Java
What companies use Markdown?
918 companies on StackShare use Markdown
What companies use Hack?
5 companies on StackShare use Hack
What tools integrate with Java?
66 tools on StackShare integrate with Java
What tools integrate with Markdown?
10 tools on StackShare integrate with Markdown
What tools integrate with Hack?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Hack

What are some alternatives to Java, Markdown, 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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