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 Aug 25, 2021

    1. Pike is a dynamic programming language with a syntax similar to Java and C. It is simple to learn, does not require long compilation passes and has powerful built-in data types allowing simple and really fast data manipulation.
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      Jython, successor of JPython, is an implementation of the Python programming language written in Java.
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      Deviated Does it run Python on java? if so it's great.
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      The Odin programming language is fast, concise, readable, pragmatic and open sourced.
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      The code for Java is open source and available at OpenJDK™. AdoptOpenJDK provides prebuilt OpenJDK binaries from a fully open source set of build scripts and infrastructure. Get Docker Images on Docker Hub. Nightlies can be found in the Archive.
    2. Red is a new programming language, strongly inspired by REBOL.
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      Support for Java and JavaScript virtual machines Write your code in Ceylon, and have it run on the JVM, on Node.js, or in a web browser. Some modules are platform-dependent, but the language itself is equally at home on Java and JavaScript virtual machines.
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    3. Pony is an open-source, object-oriented, actor-model, capabilities-secure, high performance programming language.
    4. The X10 programming language is organized around four basic principles of asynchrony, locality, atomicity, and order that are developed on a type-safe, class-based, object-oriented foundation.
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      The Factor programming language combines powerful language features with a full-featured library. The implementation is fully compiled for performance, while still supporting interactive development. Factor applications are portable between all common platforms.
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      Liberica is a 100% open-source Java 13.0.1 implementation. It is built from OpenJDK which BellSoft contributes to, is thoroughly tested and passed the JCK provided under the license from OpenJDK.
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