Java vs. Swift vs. Perl



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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 Perl?

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.

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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 Perl?
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Cons

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

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

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

Companies

What companies use Java?
2821 companies on StackShare use Java
What companies use Swift?
1089 companies on StackShare use Swift
What companies use Perl?
164 companies on StackShare use Perl

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
What tools integrate with Perl?
10 tools on StackShare integrate with Perl

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

  • 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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