JavaScript Alternatives

    JavaScript is described as '(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' and is one of the leading apps in the Development category. There are more than 50 alternatives to JavaScript for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Windows, BSD and the Web. The best alternative is Python, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like JavaScript are Java (Free Personal, Open Source), PHP (Free, Open Source), Ruby (Free, Open Source) and Lua (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Jun 25, 2020

    • Python is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented, extensible programming language. View 73 alternatives to Python
      Almost everyone thinks Python is a great alternative to JavaScript.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Symbian S60
      • BSD
      • AROS
      • Haiku
      • AmigaOS
      • OpenSolaris
      • MorphOS
      Python vs JavaScript
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Python and JavaScript share SOME similarities, but their main purpose is different. Both of them are good for building small apps and SOME ML, but Python is for data analysis, while JavaScript is for web design and visuals. NumPy is python's math library, while JS has many functions like ellipse(), rect() etc that are good for graphics.
      Negative comment 4 months ago

    • Java is a general-purpose computer programming language that is concurrent, class-based, object-oriented, and specifically designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible. View 55 alternatives to Java
      This alternative is disputed. Java is still a legitimate alternative to JavaScript, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      • Free PersonalOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Android
      • Java Mobile
      • Symbian S60
      • HP webOS
      • Blackberry
      • Android Tablet
      • BSD
      • Blackberry 10
      • PlayBook
      • Kindle Fire
      Java vs JavaScript
      pros, cons and recent comments
      JavaScript is very different from Java.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

      Java and JavaScript are entirely different programming languages.
      Negative comment 12 months ago

      Java is a programming language too but JavaScript was not created by Oracle (the company who creates Java)
      Positive comment almost 6 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
      Most users think PHP is a great alternative to JavaScript.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • PHP
      PHP vs JavaScript
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Javascript is client sided and can be integrated with PHP, PHP interacts with server and uses server side data and script.
      Negative comment almost 6 years ago

    • 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
    • Lua is a powerful, fast, lightweight, embeddable scripting language. View 64 alternatives to Lua
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • BSD
      • iPad
      • Android Wear
      • Haiku
      • AmigaOS
      • Playstation
      • MorphOS


    • TypeScript brings you optional static type-checking along with the latest ECMAScript features. View 12 alternatives to Typescript
      Most users think Typescript is a great alternative to JavaScript.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • Node.JS
      Typescript vs JavaScript
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Its actually Javascript, but better and worse in some ways
      Positive comment 5 months ago

    • Perl is a highly capable, feature-rich programming language with over 30 years of development. View 57 alternatives to Perl
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • Haiku
    • Dart (originally called Dash) is a Web programming language developed by Google. It was unveiled at the GOTO conference in Aarhus, 2011 October 10-12. View 57 alternatives to Dart
      Most users think Dart is a great alternative to JavaScript.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      Dart vs JavaScript
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Same use, but better syntax.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

    • CoffeeScript is a little language that compiles into JavaScript. Underneath all those awkward braces and semicolons, JavaScript has always had a gorgeous object model at its heart. View 24 alternatives to CoffeeScript
      Most users think CoffeeScript is a great alternative to JavaScript.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
    • Kotlin is a cross-platform, statically typed, general-purpose programming language with type inference. View 43 alternatives to Kotlin
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
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