Outside of that, they do have some similarities amongst all their differences. In this post, we will look at these comparisons, their history, and their difficulty of use.
Origins of Java
Project Oak — later renamed Java — was founded in 1991 by James Gosling while working for Oracle. The goal of Oak was to create a cleaner and more uniform language to improve on the C and C++ languages. It was released to the public in 1995 as a core component of Sun Microsystems, owned by Oracle.
Like many other languages, Java must be compiled to create executable files that run in an operating environment for the program. This aspect means an extra step in the development and testing process.
Features of Java
At its core, Java was designed to be a language that could run on any device and operating system. Java is an Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) language that follows the JavaBeans development model. This means developers can take advantage of classes, objects, inheritance, abstraction, and polymorphism for easier code writing.
Java also has Java Virtual Machine (JVM) that allows Java code to be run on any platform. Java also has a large library of pre-made classes and functions for users to call upon. Java is mainly used in Android development, server applications, software development, and web applications.
Java is a compiled language created with developers in mind, providing a language that offers cleaner syntax compared to most other compiled languages. The drawback to compiled languages is that testing tends to be more complicated, so the development process suffers.
They can both be used for a wide variety of purposes and there is some overlap. Next let's look at some examples of technologies that they can be used for.
The gap between these two has slowly decreased in size over the years. Both landscapes are changing rapidly as time passes, but not all their characteristics can change.
In closing the bottom line is that they are only really comparable in the sense that they are both programming languages. Outside of that their uses are very different and have different requirements, such as level of understanding, plugins, and more.
They are also used for different purposes, and in that vein, your desired intention and project needs are important to consider. Due to these differences, you’ll also need to keep in mind aspects like your project’s hosting, runtime, and production needs.