Java vs Perl: What are the differences?
Java: A concurrent, class-based, object-oriented, language specifically designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible. 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!; Perl: Highly capable, feature-rich programming language with over 26 years of development. Perl is a general-purpose programming language originally developed for text manipulation and now used for a wide range of tasks including system administration, web development, network programming, GUI development, and more.
Java and Perl can be primarily classified as "Languages" tools.
"Great libraries", "Widely used" and "Excellent tooling" are the key factors why developers consider Java; whereas "Lots of libraries", "Open source" and "Text processing" are the primary reasons why Perl is favored.
Perl is an open source tool with 435 GitHub stars and 152 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Perl's open source repository on GitHub.
According to the StackShare community, Java has a broader approval, being mentioned in 2399 company stacks & 2723 developers stacks; compared to Perl, which is listed in 133 company stacks and 64 developer stacks.
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