“Java or Python?”
These are two extremely popular languages, and such comparisons often remind me of those Apple vs Android battles I see on social media. Python is very readable, simple, and easy; this makes it a good choice as an introductory programming language in schools( Explore why python is the next big thing-
). Java, another such introductory language, is powerful and extremely popular too.
Python first appeared in 1990, and Java- in 1995. While both are general purpose, multi-paradigm, object-oriented languages, they largely differ in a lot of things. For instance, Java is faster than Python, but worse at simplicity and brevity. Despite all the differences, the two languages maintain enormous popularity; multiple tech giants make use of them to build and to improve. They also serve their own domains best; where Java does better in some use-cases like embedded and cross-platform applications, Python is better suited to fulfil others like Data Science, AI, and Machine Learning.
Simplicity and Readability- To put things into perspective, I have included code for the “Hello World” program in both languages that will help you decide which one is more easy.
- public class HelloWorld
- public static void main(String args)
- System.out.println(“Hello World”);
- print(“Hello World”)
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So, I’m giving you this Python vs Java infographic discusses various features these languages offer, that will help you to clear your doubts.
I hope this could clear any doubts you may have had about Java and/or Python. They are both incredibly powerful and popular languages, and as far as the future is concerned, they will dominate the industry for a long time.