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 (Free, Open Source), C++ (Free, Open Source), C# (Free, Open Source) and PHP (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 12, 2021

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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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      Python vs Java opinions
      Most users think Python is a great alternative to Java.
      VenHayz Can almost do everything Java can and sometimes a little better.
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

      Emiran Python Runs In High Performance, And It's More Understandable Than Java, Also Java Is Very Old.
      Top positive comment  5 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  over 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 almost 3 years ago

    1. 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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      Most users think JavaScript is a great alternative to Java.

    2. 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.
      C++ vs Java opinions
      Almost everyone thinks C++ is a great alternative to Java.
      thomaszoschke Flexibility: Can programm pretty much everything that can be coded at all. Fast execution times.
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

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

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

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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.
      C# vs Java opinions
      Almost everyone thinks C# is a great alternative to Java.
      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 over 4 years ago

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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.
      Some users think PHP is a great alternative to Java, some don't.

    3. C is a general-purpose computer programming language. C is one of the most widely used programming languages of all time.
      C (programming language) vs Java opinions
      Most users think C (programming language) is a great alternative to Java.
      It's very low-level, compared to Java. It's not entirely general purpose like Java.
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

      Emiran C Is A Very Outdated Language, Good Luck Finding Job With Knowledge Of C
      Negative comment 5 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 3 months ago

      java is a operation oriented language while c and c++ are general purpose languages
      Negative comment almost 4 years ago

    4. Go, also called golang, is a programming language initially developed at Google in 2007 by Robert Griesemer, Rob Pike, and Ken Thompson.
      Most users think Go (Programming Language) is a great alternative to Java.
    5. Featuring - algebraic data types - pattern matching - closures - type inference - zero-cost abstractions - guaranteed memory safety - concurrency without data races - minimal runtime - efficient C bindings
      Most users think Rust is a great alternative to Java.
    6. 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.
      Some users think Ruby is a great alternative to Java, some don't.
    7. 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.
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