Here we’ll look at some of the key distinctions between the two, and how they are used in real-life applications. But first, an introduction...
Java was developed by James Gosling and a team from Sun Microsystems in the early-1990s. It was designed as a standalone language that is executed in a Java Virtual Machine (JVM), which allows Java programs to run on any platform or device. The first version was released in 1995, and Time Magazine listed Java as one of the ten best products of the year. Java is one of the most popular programming languages around today, and it is widely used in web development, mobile devices, games, e-commerce, artificial intelligence (AI) and many other applications. You can read more about the importance of Java here.
Java is mainly used for…
- Developing mobile and web applications. Java is a top choice for development on Android.
- Enterprise software and solutions. Java owner Oracle estimates that there are 25 billion active cloud JVMs.
- Server-side technologies like Apache, used for developing web applications.
- General purpose programming of hardware devices.
- Adding interactive behavior and dynamic features to web pages.
- Dynamic Single-Page Applications (SPAs).
- Browser-based game development.
- Web and mobile applications.
The final verdict
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