Java Alternatives

    Java is described as 'general-purpose computer programming language that is concurrent, class-based, object-oriented, and specifically designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible' and is one of the leading apps in the Development category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Java for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and the Web. The best alternative is Python, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Java are JavaScript (Free, Open Source), C++ (Free, Open Source), C# (Free, Open Source) and PHP (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Sep 4, 2020

    • Python is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented, extensible programming language. View 73 alternatives to Python
      Most users think Python is a great alternative to Java.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Symbian S60
      • BSD
      • AROS
      • Haiku
      • AmigaOS
      • OpenSolaris
      • MorphOS
      Python vs Java
      pros, cons and recent comments
      VenHayz Can almost do everything Java can and sometimes a little better.
      Top positive comment  about 4 years ago

      Emiran Python Runs In High Performance, And It's More Understandable Than Java, Also Java Is Very Old.
      Top positive comment  3 months ago

      In the end, all programming languages are just tools. Just like how you probably could use a screwdriver to hammer a nail, you should probably just use a hammer.
      Top negative comment  about 1 year ago

      Python is stable, and always works, while programming with java is very complicated for it's errors. if app runs at all, it crashes very often.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

      High performance, for JavaEE, Python have Django. For Android, Google have Kotlin :D
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      It's very popular, can do everything Java can and very powerful
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

    • 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... View 56 alternatives to JavaScript
      Most users think JavaScript is a great alternative to Java.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Chrome OS
      • BSD
      • iPad
      • AROS
      • Haiku


    • C++ is a statically typed, free-form, multi-paradigm, compiled, general-purpose, powerful programming language. View 52 alternatives to C++
      Almost everyone thinks C++ is a great alternative to Java.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      C++ vs Java
      pros, cons and recent comments
      thomaszoschke Flexibility: Can programm pretty much everything that can be coded at all. Fast execution times.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      It's general purpose, native, and powerful.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

      Powerful, object-oriented and very very wide usage and possibilities.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

    • C# is a multi-paradigm programming language encompassing strong typing, imperative, declarative, functional, generic, object-oriented (class-based), and component-oriented... View 58 alternatives to C#
      Almost everyone thinks C# is a great alternative to Java.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      C# vs Java
      pros, cons and recent comments
      C# and Java are almost identical. Besides the fact they're being lead by different companies, they have almost the entirely same performance profile and same syntax.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

    • PHP is a widely-used general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for Web development and can be embedded into HTML. View 35 alternatives to PHP
      Some users think PHP is a great alternative to Java, some don't.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • PHP
    • C is a general-purpose computer programming language. C is one of the most widely used programming languages of all time. View 46 alternatives to C (programming language)
      Most users think C (programming language) is a great alternative to Java.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • BSD
      • iPad
      • AROS
      • Android Wear
      • Haiku
      • Playstation
      C (programming language) vs Java
      pros, cons and recent comments
      It's very low-level, compared to Java. It's not entirely general purpose like Java.
      Negative comment about 4 years ago

      Emiran C Is A Very Outdated Language, Good Luck Finding Job With Knowledge Of C
      Negative comment 3 months ago

      nineninesevenfour C cannot directly be seen as an alternative to Java, because Java focusses on business applications, while C focusses on systems programming. You will not be as productive in C as you can be in Java or its derivate languages. For low-level programming IMHO C is the first choice though. Before complaining that C is outdated remember that even the heart of Java is written in C/C++. Also remember that the software that makes your computer usable in the first place is most likely also written in C.
      Positive comment 8 days ago

      java is a operation oriented language while c and c++ are general purpose languages
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

    • A systems programming language that runs blazingly fast, prevents almost all crashes, and eliminates data races. View 29 alternatives to Rust
      Most users think Rust is a great alternative to Java.
    • Go is an open source programming language that makes it easy to build simple, reliable, and efficient software. View 48 alternatives to Go (Programming Language)
      Most users think Go (Programming Language) is a great alternative to Java.
    • Ruby is a dynamic, reflective, general purpose object-oriented programming language that combines syntax inspired by Perl with Smalltalk-like features. View 61 alternatives to Ruby
      Some users think Ruby is a great alternative to Java, some don't.
    • OpenJDK is the free version of the Java development platform. View 10 alternatives to OpenJDK
      Almost everyone thinks OpenJDK is a great alternative to Java.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • BSD
      OpenJDK vs Java
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Because its same shit different license
      Positive comment 4 months ago

      loziniak It's the same. And it's free.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

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