Java vs. Swift vs. JRuby



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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.

What is JRuby?

JRuby is the effort to recreate the Ruby (http://www.ruby-lang.org) interpreter in Java. The Java version is tightly integrated with Java to allow both to script any Java class and to embed the interpreter into any Java application. See the docs directory for more information.

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Pros

Why do developers choose Java?
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Why do developers choose Swift?
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Why do developers choose JRuby?
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Cons

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

What are the cons of using Swift?
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What are the cons of using JRuby?
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Companies

What companies use Java?
2884 companies on StackShare use Java
What companies use Swift?
1120 companies on StackShare use Swift
What companies use JRuby?
18 companies on StackShare use JRuby

Integrations

What tools integrate with Java?
65 tools on StackShare integrate with Java
What tools integrate with Swift?
13 tools on StackShare integrate with Swift
No integrations listed yet

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

  • JavaScript - Lightweight, interpreted, object-oriented language with first-class functions
  • 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.

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