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Thread: Is Java bad at web development?

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    Cool Is Java bad at web development?

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    In the web domain I always see Java in the enterprise websites. I don't see developers talk about Java for the web to build their small-medium projects.

    So, what the problem with Java for small projects? Is it the performance? so for example other languages such as PHP, ASP.NET(C#) perform better? or is it he difficulty of coding and deployment? or what exactly?

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    Default Re: Is Java bad at web development?

    Can you post specific examples of what you're talking about?

    You might see more PHP and whatnot for small-scale websites because there's less overhead involved in setting them up. With Java, you generally need a server that runs something like Tomcat, which although not too complicated, is more complicated than simply uploading a php file somewhere.

    But most "real" websites use Java on the server side, for a variety of reasons. Java is designed to be easier to maintain, it scales better, and there are a ton of frameworks available for your use that do most of the work for you.

    So really the biggest hurdle is setting up tomcat. Once you get over that bump (and it's as easy as setting up an AWS account), I don't really see a reason not to use Java. But then again you're on a Java forum, so we might be a bit biased.
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    Default Re: Is Java bad at web development?

    Thanks for this information. Can I ask you to mention any websites the were built by Java?

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    Default Re: Is Java bad at web development?

    Thanks.

    So If I want to learn Java web development. what should I learn?

    First of all Java programming fundamentals. What comes after that?

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    Default Re: Is Java bad at web development?

    It really depends what you want to get yourself into.

    You're right, start with the basics. From there you could learn any combination of Swing, JavaFX, JavaEE, an existing framework, or another language entirely.

    I would recommend trying a little bit of everything to see what you enjoy the most. You don't have to lock in everything you're going to learn right now. Keep your options open.
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