Newbies Guide To Making Software
Java is an object-oriented language developed by Sun Microsystems in the early
90s and intended as a replacement to C++.
Java is currently more popular than C/C++ mainly because of the percentage of
new application development that is Web oriented, Java having been developed
especially for online use. Anytime you see a page with “JSP” in its name that is a
page being served via Java.
Java is one of four major contenders if you are planning on building online
applications as opposed to desktop software or system utilities – the others being
PHP and Cold Fusion, as well as for some things, Perl.
Java programmers are readily available and there are more of them every day.
Developed in the early 70s by Bell Labs and consistently the most popular
microcomputer language for the last 25 years or more, C is powerful, simple, and
works well for both system software (for which is was originally designed) and
custom application development.
There are some technical limits to C – such as lacking object support – that make
other languages including C++ more flexible for certain kinds of applications.
C also “allows” programming that other more modern programming languages
will stop when compiling, which means C will let bad routines get through to
“final” versions of software if the programmer is not careful.
C programmers are extremely easy to find and accordingly not that expensive.
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