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    As we know php is most widely used server side scripting language.But still java is so populer can anyone tell me the reason....!!
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    I know java is a programming language so i can built stand alone application also using java...but only this reason makes java so populer.. or anything else ?


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    Default Re: why java is so populer ?

    I like it because it impresses the ladies.

    Seriously though, I'm not sure what kind of answer you're looking for that you can't find via a google search. I'd also recommend checking out this wikipedia article: Comparison of programming languages - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia and clicking through the other entries to which it links. Some interesting stuff there.

    Or, check these definitive sources of information out:
    Java - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
    Java - Encyclopedia Dramatica
    (warning: the above two links may not be exactly safe for work)
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    Default Re: why java is so populer ?

    It's FREE.
    It's powerful. -- A full service language. If you can't do it in Java, they haven't thought it up yet.
    It runs on anything.--compiles to bytecode, which is an open standard, result is it is universal.
    You can have a reasonable expectation of compatability into the future.--If you find old Java source, it likely will compile & run
    Documentation & tutorials extremely well supported by publisher
    Large base of users -- many people know it, so you can ask questions productively.
    It should continue to be popular because it is popular

    Good reasons not to use Java:
    You need to do something very low level and system specific -- may not be good for designing operating systems
    You are a beginner and the syntax spooks you. -- phrasing of commands not always as simple as could be
    You are intimidated by huge API -- stick to tutorials or trust your teacher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meathead View Post
    Good reasons not to use Java:
    You are a beginner and the syntax spooks you. -- phrasing of commands not always as simple as could be
    Just out of curiosity, what other language (or non-language?) would you recommend a beginner programmer use instead, if they were afraid of learning Java's syntax?
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    Default Re: why java is so populer ?

    if you want to learn another programming language you can start with actionscript 3 . i heard it is easier .. or if you want you can learn c++ ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diana_Diana89 View Post
    if you want to learn another programming language you can start with actionscript 3 . i heard it is easier .. or if you want you can learn c++ ..
    Based on syntax AS3 and Java are 98% identical. Other than the API there is almost nothing else to learn.
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    Really there is no Syntactical advantage over learning one languages and another. There are two major distinct syntactical styles of programming/scripting languages in my world. One class is the likes of Java/C++/C/PHP the other Python/Visual Basic style this is just the way I see it, but it's probably a personal thing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Freaky Chris View Post
    Really there is no Syntactical advantage over learning one languages and another. There are two major distinct syntactical styles of programming/scripting languages in my world. One class is the likes of Java/C++/C/PHP the other Python/Visual Basic style this is just the way I see it, but it's probably a personal thing.
    You left out things like lisp or prolog! They are in a class of their own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinWorkman View Post
    You left out things like lisp or prolog! They are in a class of their own.
    If you want to go there don't forget esoteric languages
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    Quote Originally Posted by Freaky Chris View Post
    If you want to go there don't forget esoteric languages
    Haha! Never realised such languages existed. Chef and LOLCODE... genius
    Please use [highlight=Java]//code goes here...[/highlight] tags when posting your code

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    Quote Originally Posted by newbie View Post
    Haha! Never realised such languages existed. Chef and LOLCODE... genius
    Don't forget whitespace
    Whitespace

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    Brainf*ck and Befunge are personal favorites of mine
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    Yeah.. I heard Facebook was coded in Whitespace.
    Please use [highlight=Java]//code goes here...[/highlight] tags when posting your code

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freaky Chris View Post
    If you want to go there don't forget esoteric languages
    Bahaha, I wonder if I could get my company to translate all legacy C code to whitespace or lolcode?
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    If you do, I will buy you a beer.
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