Alternatives to Java for all platforms with any license

  • Python icon

    Python

    Python is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented, extensible programming language. It provides an extraordinary combination of clarity and versatility, and is free and comprehensively ported.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux S60 BSD AROS Haiku AmigaOS OpenSolaris MorphOS

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    JavaScript

    JavaScript (sometimes shortened to JS) is a lightweight, interpreted, object-oriented language with first-class functions, most known as the scripting language for Web pages, but also used in many non-browser environments. JavaScript...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android iPhone Chrome OS BSD iPad AROS Haiku

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    PHP

    PHP is a widely-used general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for Web development and can be embedded into HTML.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD PHP

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    C (programming language)

    C is a general-purpose computer programming language. C is one of the most widely used programming languages of all time.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD AROS Haiku

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    C++

    C++ is a statically typed, free-form, multi-paradigm, compiled, general-purpose, powerful programming language. It is regarded as an intermediate-level language, as it comprises a combination of both high-level and low-level language...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    Ruby

    Ruby is a dynamic, reflective, general purpose object-oriented programming language that combines syntax inspired by Perl with Smalltalk-like features. Ruby originated in Japan during the mid-1990s and was initially developed and...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Haiku

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    C#

    C# is a multi-paradigm programming language encompassing strong typing, imperative, declarative, functional, generic, object-oriented (class-based), and component-oriented programming disciplines.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    Go (Programming Language)

    Go, also called golang, is a programming language initially developed at Google in 2007 by Robert Griesemer, Rob Pike, and Ken Thompson. It is a statically-typed language with syntax loosely derived from that of C, adding automatic...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • Haskell icon

    Haskell

    Haskell is an advanced purely-functional programming language. An open-source product of more than twenty years of cutting-edge research, it allows rapid development of robust, concise, correct software. With strong support for...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • Scala icon

    Scala

    Scala is a modern multi-paradigm programming language based on the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) designed to express common programming patterns in a concise, elegant, and type-safe way.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • Dart icon

    Dart

    Dart (originally called Dash) is a Web programming language developed by Google. It was unveiled at the GOTO conference in Aarhus, 2011 October 10-12. The goal of Dart is "ultimately to replace JavaScript as the lingua franca of...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

    • Dart has no ability to handle UI at all. Java does desktop too!
      Guest • Aug 2015 Disagree   Agree
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    Apple Swift

    Swift is a programming language for iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS apps that builds on the best of C and Objective-C, without the constraints of C compatibility. Swift adopts safe programming patterns and adds modern features to make...

    Open Source Mac Linux

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    Rust

    Rust is a systems programming language that runs blazingly fast, prevents almost all crashes*, and eliminates data races. Featuring - algebraic data types - pattern matching - closures - type inference - zero-cost...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    D (Programming Language)

    D is a language with C-like syntax and static typing. It pragmatically combines efficiency, control, and modeling power, with safety and programmer productivity. Convenience D allows writing large code fragments without...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    .NET Framework

    The .NET Framework is a software framework developed by Microsoft that runs primarily on Microsoft Windows. It includes a large library and provides language interoperability (each language can use code written in other languages)...

    Free Windows

  • Julia icon

    Julia

    Julia is a high-level, high-performance dynamic programming language for technical computing, with syntax that is familiar to users of other technical computing environments. It provides a sophisticated compiler, distributed parallel...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Haxe

    Haxe is an open source toolkit based on a modern high level strictly typed programming language, a state-of-the-art light-speed cross-compiler, a complete cross-platform standard library, and ways to access to each platform's...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Raspberry Pi

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    Objective-C

    The Objective-C language is a simple computer language designed to enable sophisticated object-oriented programming. Objective-C is defined as a small but powerful set of extensions to the standard ANSI C language. Its additions to C...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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  • Groovy icon

    Groovy

    Groovy is an agile and dynamic language for the Java Virtual Machine (JVM).

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Jython icon

    Jython

    Jython, successor of JPython, is an implementation of the Python programming language written in Java.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Python

    • Does it run Python on java? if so it's great.
      Deviated5 days ago Disagree   Agree
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    Tcl

    Tcl (originally from "Tool Command Language", but conventionally rendered as "Tcl" rather than "TCL"; pronounced as "tickle" or "tee-see-ell") is a scripting language created by John...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    F# (programming language)

    F# is a succinct, expressive and efficient functional and object-oriented language for .NET which helps you write simple code to solve complex problems.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    Clojure

    Clojure is a dynamic programming language that targets the Java Virtual Machine (and the CLR ). It is designed to be a general-purpose language, combining the approachability and interactive development of a scripting language with an...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    Kotlin

    Statically typed programming language targeting the JVM and JavaScript 100% interoperable with Java™

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

  • Nimrod icon

    Nimrod

    Nimrod is a statically typed, imperative programming language with a powerful macro system that tries to give the programmer ultimate power without compromises on runtime efficiency.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • Vala icon

    Vala

    Vala is a new programming language that aims to bring modern programming language features to GNOME developers without imposing any additional runtime requirements and without using a different ABI compared to applications and...

    Open Source Windows Linux BSD

  • jRuby icon

    jRuby

    JRuby is a 100% Java implementation of the Ruby programming language running on the Java Virtual Machine (JVM).

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • .NET Core icon

    .NET Core

    .NET Core is a cross-platform free and open-source managed software framework similar to .NET Framework. It consists of CoreCLR, a complete cross-platform runtime implementation of CLR, the virtual machine that manages the execution...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Hack

    Hack is a programming language for HHVM that interoperates seamlessly with PHP. Hack reconciles the fast development cycle of PHP with the discipline provided by static typing, while adding many features commonly found in other modern...

    Open Source Linux

  • Ada icon

    Ada

    Ada 2012 is the next generation of the world’s premier programming language for engineering safe, secure and reliable software. Ada is widely used in critical systems, where any anomaly might lead to very serious consequences...

    Open Source Windows Linux BSD

  • Ceylon icon

    Ceylon

    Support for Java and JavaScript virtual machines Write your code in Ceylon, and have it run on the JVM, on Node.js, or in a web browser. Some modules are platform-dependent, but the language itself is equally at home on Java and...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux JavaScript Hotspot JVM

  • Pony language icon

    Pony language

    Pony is an open-source, object-oriented, actor-model, capabilities-secure, high performance programming language.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Boo icon

    Boo

    Boo is a stablished object oriented statically typed programming language for .NET and Mono (JVM support coming soon) with a python inspired syntax and a special focus on metaprogramming through language and compiler extensibility...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android BSD .NET Framework

  • Jabaco

    Jabaco is a simple programming language with a Visual Basic like syntax. Jabaco enables you to create powerful software for all Java supported operating systems. .

    Free Windows

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