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Thread: Explain, "Java is NOT an internet version of C++"?

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    Post Explain, "Java is NOT an internet version of C++"?

    Hi there,

    I hope you all are well and are enjoying the programming. I am a beginner to Java and I have just left C++ (temporarily of course). Now during the lecture, my teacher said that "It is a misconception that Java is an internet version of C++, whereas in reality it is not.". Now I would like you guys to please elaborate and explain this thing to me. Thanks.


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    Default Re: Explain, "Java is NOT an internet version of C++"?

    Java is it's own unique language which happens to have a syntax inspired by C++. This means that familiarity with one makes reading the other somewhat easier, but it does not make one a version of the other. Additionally Java can just as easily write stand-alone desktop applications and C++ can be used to write programs which are connected to the internet.

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    Default Re: Explain, "Java is NOT an internet version of C++"?

    helloworld922, but as far as I know you cannot create features like applets with C++. And one of the purposes Java was designed for is for writing applications that can be easily distributed over the Internet. So Java appears to be more developed in this area.

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    Yes, there are a lot of differences between these two. I mean, talking about security, anybody who knows the security differences between these two, would prefer applets rather than the applications. In case of applets, Java creates somewhat a firewall between the user terminal and the source therefore filtering the information you are receiving. In this way, you receive only what you ask for. This single advantage of using applets is enough to differentiate between the two. But I really don't have satisfaction in the answer to the question that, "Why some people think that Java is an Internet version of C++?". Their syntax structure is almost same but there are some other huge differences. angstrem! Can you cast some light on this question?

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    Default Re: Explain, "Java is NOT an internet version of C++"?

    Quote Originally Posted by wikki2013 View Post
    I mean, talking about security, anybody who knows the security differences between these two, would prefer applets rather than the applications.
    Given the recent exploits of applets, I wouldn't count on that.

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    But I really don't have satisfaction in the answer to the question that, "Why some people think that Java is an Internet version of C++?".
    You're asking us to explain to you why people think something that isn't true. They do so because they don't know enough to know they're wrong, simple as that. Same with people who think javascript and Java are the same- they just don't know better.

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    Hmm. Thanks, Kevin. I would surely read the comparison. But can you please name a few of the exploits, please? Just for the sake of knowledge. Thank you!

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    Default Re: Explain, "Java is NOT an internet version of C++"?

    Quote Originally Posted by wikki2013 View Post
    Hmm. Thanks, Kevin. I would surely read the comparison. But can you please name a few of the exploits, please? Just for the sake of knowledge. Thank you!
    A quick google search of "java exploits" will give you tons of information: https://www.google.com/search?q=java+exploits&tbm=nws

    Or you can get it straight from the horse's mouth here and here (which I found from a google search of "oracle java exploits").
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    Thank you very much, Kevin. It is so nice of you. Glad to be on this forum. Thanks to admins. I'm lovin' this place.

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