JavaScript vs. Java vs. Scala

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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 Scala?

Scala is an acronym for “Scalable Language”. This means that Scala grows with you. You can play with it by typing one-line expressions and observing the results. But you can also rely on it for large mission critical systems, as many companies, including Twitter, LinkedIn, or Intel do. To some, Scala feels like a scripting language. Its syntax is concise and low ceremony; its types get out of the way because the compiler can infer them.

Pros

Why do developers choose JavaScript?
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    Why do developers choose Java?
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    Why do developers choose Scala?
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    Cons

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

    What are the cons of using Java?
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    What are the cons of using Scala?
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    Companies

    What companies use JavaScript?
    4127 companies on StackShare use JavaScript
    What companies use Java?
    2104 companies on StackShare use Java
    What companies use Scala?
    375 companies on StackShare use Scala

    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 Scala?
    12 tools on StackShare integrate with Scala

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

    • 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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