JavaScript vs. HTML5 vs. Java

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What is JavaScript?

JavaScript is most known as the scripting language for Web pages, but used in many non-browser environments as well such as node.js or Apache CouchDB. It is a prototype-based, multi-paradigm scripting language that is dynamic,and supports object-oriented, imperative, and functional programming styles.

What is HTML5?

HTML5 is a core technology markup language of the Internet used for structuring and presenting content for the World Wide Web. As of October 2014 this is the final and complete fifth revision of the HTML standard of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). The previous version, HTML 4, was standardised in 1997.

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!
Why do developers choose JavaScript?
Why do you like JavaScript?

Why do developers choose HTML5?
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Why do developers choose Java?
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What are the cons of using JavaScript?
Downsides of JavaScript?

What are the cons of using HTML5?
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What are the cons of using Java?
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What companies use JavaScript?
6452 companies on StackShare use JavaScript
What companies use HTML5?
4127 companies on StackShare use HTML5
What companies use Java?
2999 companies on StackShare use Java
What tools integrate with JavaScript?
85 tools on StackShare integrate with JavaScript
What tools integrate with HTML5?
7 tools on StackShare integrate with HTML5
What tools integrate with Java?
67 tools on StackShare integrate with Java

What are some alternatives to JavaScript, HTML5, and Java?

  • PHP - A popular general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited to web development
  • Python - Python is a clear and powerful object-oriented programming language, comparable to Perl, Ruby, Scheme, or Java.
  • ES6 - The next version of JavaScript
  • Ruby - A dynamic, interpreted, open source programming language with a focus on simplicity and productivity

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