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Description

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 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 Objective-C?

Objective-C is a superset of the C programming language and provides object-oriented capabilities and a dynamic runtime. Objective-C inherits the syntax, primitive types, and flow control statements of C and adds syntax for defining classes and methods. It also adds language-level support for object graph management and object literals while providing dynamic typing and binding, deferring many responsibilities until runtime.

Pros

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

    Why do developers choose Java?
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    Why do developers choose Objective-C?
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    Cons

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

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

    What are the cons of using Objective-C?
    No Cons submitted yet for Objective-C
    Downsides of Objective-C?

    Companies

    What companies use JavaScript?
    4123 companies on StackShare use JavaScript
    What companies use Java?
    2102 companies on StackShare use Java
    What companies use Objective-C?
    769 companies on StackShare use Objective-C

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with JavaScript?
    76 tools on StackShare integrate with JavaScript
    What tools integrate with Java?
    65 tools on StackShare integrate with Java
    What tools integrate with Objective-C?
    12 tools on StackShare integrate with Objective-C

    What are some alternatives to JavaScript, Java, and Objective-C?

    • 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.
    • Ruby - A dynamic, interpreted, open source programming language with a focus on simplicity and productivity

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