J2ObjC vs Web Starter Kit: What are the differences?
Developers describe J2ObjC as "Java to iOS Objective-C translation tool and runtime used by Google Inbox to share 70% of its code across Android, iOS, and Web". J2ObjC is an open-source command-line tool from Google that translates Java code to Objective-C for the iOS (iPhone/iPad) platform. This tool enables Java code to be part of an iOS application's build, as no editing of the generated files is necessary. The goal is to write an app's non-UI code (such as data access, or application logic) in Java, which is then shared by web apps (using GWT), Android apps, and iOS apps. On the other hand, Web Starter Kit is detailed as "Boilerplate & Tooling for Multi-Device Development". Web Starter Kit is a starting point for multi-screen web development. It encompasses opinionated recommendations on boilerplate and tooling for building an experience that works great across multiple devices. We help you stay productive and aligned with the best practices outlined in Google's Web Fundamentals.
J2ObjC and Web Starter Kit can be primarily classified as "Cross-Platform Mobile Development" tools.
"Backed by Google" is the top reason why over 3 developers like J2ObjC, while over 2 developers mention "Easy to use" as the leading cause for choosing Web Starter Kit.
J2ObjC and Web Starter Kit are both open source tools. Web Starter Kit with 18.6K GitHub stars and 3.21K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than J2ObjC with 5.47K GitHub stars and 771 GitHub forks.
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This is one of the most amazing open source projects out there. Tom and Kieth do an amazing job working with the developer community and quickly responding to questions and concerns. I was blown away by how solid the ported code was. What a life-saver and a ridiculously awesome tool.
We use J2Objc and GWT to provide a shared library of cross-platform code that is used on all our client platforms (Android, iOS and the web) and even in the backend.