Alternatives to JavaScript for all platforms with any license

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    Java

    Java is a general-purpose computer programming language that is concurrent, class-based, object-oriented, and specifically designed to have as few implementation...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android ... Java Mobile S60 HP webOS Blackberry Android Tablet BSD Blackberry 10 PlayBook Kindle Fire

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    • Java is a programming language too but JavaScript was not created by Oracle (the company who creates Java) Guest • Jun 2015 Disagree   Agree
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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

    • Javascript is client sided and can be integrated with PHP, PHP interacts with server and uses server side data and script. Guest • Jun 2015 Disagree   Agree
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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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Haiku

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    Lua

    Lua is a powerful, fast, lightweight, embeddable scripting language. Lua combines simple procedural syntax with powerful data description constructs based on...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Haiku ... AmigaOS MorphOS

  • Perl icon

    Perl

    Perl is a high-level, general-purpose, interpreted, dynamic programming language with over 22 years of development. The Perl languages borrow features from other...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Haiku

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    CoffeeScript

    CoffeeScript is a little language that compiles into JavaScript. Underneath all those awkward braces and semicolons, JavaScript has always had a gorgeous object model at...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

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    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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

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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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    • Discontinued Replaced by http://alternativeto.net/software/swift-programming-language/
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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...

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    Jython

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

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Python

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    LiveScript

    LiveScript is a language which compiles down to JavaScript. It is a fork of Coco which is in turn derived from CoffeeScript. Like those two it has a relatively...

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JavaScript Comments

Different languages for different purposes

Negative Comment by dcondrey
about JavaScript and Java Apr 2016

There are other programming languages listed as alternatives to JavaScript like Java.. Java is not an alternative to JavaScript. They are two different languages used for two different purposes. And it's generally considered that 1 is a back-end language while the other front-end. For this list to be relevant it should be limited to what's actually practical.

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