JavaScript vs. Java vs. Swift

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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 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 Swift?

Writing code is interactive and fun, the syntax is concise yet expressive, and apps run lightning-fast. Swift is ready for your next iOS and OS X project — or for addition into your current app — because Swift code works side-by-side with Objective-C.

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    Cons

    What are the cons of using JavaScript?
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    Companies

    What companies use JavaScript?
    4220 companies on StackShare use JavaScript
    What companies use Java?
    2127 companies on StackShare use Java
    What companies use Swift?
    822 companies on StackShare use Swift

    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 Swift?
    13 tools on StackShare integrate with Swift

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

    • 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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