Let’s see below.
What is Java?
Java was developed in 1995 at Sun Microsystems, which is currently included in the Oracle corporation. The initial name of Java was Oak, which was later changed to current Java by the marketing team of Sun Labs. It is a class-based programming language, and because it is executed in Java Virtual Machine (JVM), Java is platform-independent.
What can you do with Java?
Java developers have a large demand in the job market, as the programming language has a large scale of applications. According to different estimations, a vast majority of enterprises worldwide use Java in their operations. Yearly, there are around 1 billion downloads of Java.
Here are some of the common examples of what you can create with it:
- Applications for Android
- Cross-platform software for desktops
- Scientific computer applications
- Big Data Analytics
- Web servers
- Credit card programming
|Benefits of Java||Drawbacks of Java|
|Java allows multithreading, and automatic memory management.||Java can sometimes run slower, because of the JIT compiler.|
|It has many 3rd party libraries, which are easy to navigate.||It does not offer functions like delete(), or free(), thus you can’t control the garbage.|
- Browser-based games
- Browser-based applications
- Mobile applications
- Server applications
- Smartwatch apps and robots
One of the main things the two languages have in common is that they are both object-oriented. This means the final product is composed of different parts or objects which are separately complete but can function only in combination.
Used in frontend
Syntax similar to C language
The way you can use them
The way you can make changes
Java is compiled before it runs on the Web. In simple terms, the initial code of Java written by the programmer is transferred to another program which makes the code a smaller language. Further, that language is formatted and set to run on the computer. Therefore, each time you want to change a code in Java, you should go to the initial code, make changes and recompile it.
Which one should you learn?