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Java Alternatives for Mac

There are many alternatives to Java for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is Python, 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 JavaScript, C++, C# and PHP.

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    Python

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    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.

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    VenHayz

    Can almost do everything Java can and sometimes a little better.

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    Emiran

    Python Runs In High Performance, And It's More Understandable Than Java, Also Java Is Very Old.

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    System0x20

    Object orientation is just broken in Python with Java standards. Also (Meme-ing a bit here) the idea behind Java... the reason behind Java... the force behind Java...

    is the JVM... (no longer meme-ing) which led and leads to this day to insane portability, reliability and compatibility, backwards and forwards, offered by no other ecosystem in existence. There already is this great rift between Python 2 and 3 and within minor versions of 3 itself.

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    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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    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.

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    High performance, for JavaEE, Python have Django. For Android, Google have Kotlin :D

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    It's very popular, can do everything Java can and very powerful

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    JavaScript

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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 also used in many non-browser environments.

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    System0x20

    Totally different things and no matter how hard Node.js tries. It's NOT the equivalent of Java or .net

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    C++

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    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 features.

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    thomaszoschke

    Flexibility: Can programm pretty much everything that can be coded at all. Fast execution times.

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    It's general purpose, native, and powerful.

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    Powerful, object-oriented and very very wide usage and possibilities.

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    C#

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

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    System0x20

    Basically Microsoft Java. Same idea, different execution and culture

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    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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    PHP

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

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    C (programming language)

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

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    It's very low-level, compared to Java. It's not entirely general purpose like Java.

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    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.

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    Emiran

    C Is A Very Outdated Language, Good Luck Finding Job With Knowledge Of C

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    java is a operation oriented language while c and c++ are general purpose languages

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  7. A systems programming language that runs blazingly fast, prevents almost all crashes, and eliminates data races.

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    Most users think Rust is a great alternative to Java.
  8. Go, also called golang, is a programming language initially developed at Google in 2007 by Robert Griesemer, Rob Pike, and Ken Thompson.

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    Most users think Go (Programming Language) is a great alternative to Java.
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    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 designed by Yukihiro "Matz" Matsumoto.

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    Haskell

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    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.

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