Though it’s easy to mix them up, it’s important to know what each does that the other doesn’t, and which tasks each is more suited to. Both are incredibly popular languages that are found powering countless applications around the world.
Why do two such different languages have such similar names? It’s easier to understand the differences if you know a bit of their histories.
Origins of Java
Java was created by Sun Microsystems in 1995. Originally meant to be a way to roll out interactive television, its ability to run on many different platforms made Java an instant hit.
Here are some key differences between the two languages to keep in mind as you talk about your tech project with developers: