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Python vs Java: Which One To Choose

We proceed to compare different programming languages to each other. Just to remind we have already written about similarities and differences between Python and PHP, PHP and Java, Java and .NET, PHP and JavaScript, Kotlin and Java. In this blog post, we are going to compare Java and Python.

What is Java?

Java is a compile, object-oriented, and statically typed programming language. Being one of the most popular in the world, it is used for web and mobile application development, working with Big Data, and building complex apps for enterprises. Java also offers vast libraries for embedded apps development which makes it a good choice for IoT.

The most significant benefit of the Java language is that it allows writing code only once and running it at different platforms — with the help of JVM (Java Virtual Machine). In addition to that, Java allows creating a high level of security as well as has a big and strong community of developers. Being made on the basis of C and C++, it has quite strict syntax rules to follow.

What is Python?

Unlike Java, Python is interpreted and dynamically typed language yet it is also object-oriented. Python is considered to be the easiest language for learning — it is even used for teaching the basics of programming. Since it has simple English-like syntax, Python is a perfect option for fast app development. It is the most popular tool for data science, machine learning (ML), and artificial intelligence (AI). In other spheres, its popularity is relatively small but the community shows record growth each year which means the language develops fast offering more libraries, frameworks, etc.

Python vs Java Comparison

Let us now highlight the core differences between Java and Python.

The Bottom Line

As you can see, Python and Java have their own benefits as well as drawbacks. When looking for the right tool for app development, you should consider the goals of the future app and the functionality it needs.

At SCAND, we have decades of experience in working with both Java and Python and can help you to make the right choice as well as to deliver a robust and reliable application. Contact us to ask any questions and get additional information.

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