Free Java Alternatives for Mac

    There are many alternatives to Java for Mac if you are looking to replace it. The most popular Mac alternative is Small Python iconPython, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Java and many of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Java are Small JavaScript iconJavaScript (Free, Open Source), Small C++ iconC++ (Free, Open Source), Small PHP iconPHP (Free, Open Source) and Small C# iconC# (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Sep 4, 2020

    • Python is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented, extensible programming language.
      Most users think this is a great alternative to Java.
      • Free • Open Source
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      VenHayz402902
      Can almost do everything Java can and sometimes a little better.
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      Positive comment • more than a year ago • 10 users agree and 9 don't

      Gu
      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.
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      Positive comment • 9 months ago

      Gu
      High performance, for JavaEE, Python have Django. For Android, Google have Kotlin :D
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      Positive comment • more than a year ago • 1 users agree and 2 don't

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    • 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...
      Most users think this is a great alternative to Java.


    • C++ is a statically typed, free-form, multi-paradigm, compiled, general-purpose, powerful programming language.
      Almost everyone thinks this is a great alternative to Java.
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      th
      Flexibility: Can programm pretty much everything that can be coded at all. Fast execution times.
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      Positive comment • more than a year ago • 3 users agree

      Gu
      It's general purpose, native, and powerful.
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      Positive comment • more than a year ago • 2 users agree

      Gu
      Powerful, object-oriented and very very wide usage and possibilities.
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      Positive comment • more than a year ago • 0 users agree and 1 doesn't

    • PHP is a widely-used general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for Web development and can be embedded into HTML.
      Some users think this is a great alternative to Java, some doesn't.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
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      • PHP
    • C# is a multi-paradigm programming language encompassing strong typing, imperative, declarative, functional, generic, object-oriented (class-based), and component-oriented...
      Almost everyone thinks this is a great alternative to Java.
      • Free • Open Source
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      Gu
      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.
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      Positive comment • more than a year ago • 6 users agree and 2 don't

    • C is a general-purpose computer programming language. C is one of the most widely used programming languages of all time.
      Most users think this is a great alternative to Java.
      • Free • Open Source
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      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • BSD
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      • AROS
      • Android Wear
      • Haiku
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      Gu
      It's very low-level, compared to Java. It's not entirely general purpose like Java.
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      Negative comment • more than a year ago • 3 users agree

      Gu
      java is a operation oriented language while c and c++ are general purpose languages
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      Negative comment • more than a year ago • 0 users agree and 8 don't

    • A systems programming language that runs blazingly fast, prevents almost all crashes, and eliminates data races. .
      Most users think this is a great alternative to Java.
    • Go is an open source programming language that makes it easy to build simple, reliable, and efficient software.
      Most users think this 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.
      Some users think this is a great alternative to Java, some doesn't.
      • Free • Open Source
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      • Haiku
    • Haskell is an advanced purely-functional programming language.
      • Free • Open Source
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