Python vs. Java



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What is Python?

Python is a general purpose programming language created by Guido Van Rossum. Python is most praised for its elegant syntax and readable code, if you are just beginning your programming career python suits you best.

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!

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Why do developers choose Python?
Why do you like Python?

Why do developers choose Java?
Why do you like Java?

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

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

What companies use Python?
3397 companies on StackShare use Python
What companies use Java?
2943 companies on StackShare use Java
What tools integrate with Python?
86 tools on StackShare integrate with Python
What tools integrate with Java?
66 tools on StackShare integrate with Java

What are some alternatives to Python and Java?

  • 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
  • ES6 - The next version of JavaScript

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