What are the differences between Java and C?

What are the differences between Java and C++?

Picking A Programming Course

1. Are they planning to take the AP Computer Science test?
a. Yes – Java
b. No – C++

2. Are they interested in mobile development?
a. Yes – Java
b. No – C++

3. Are they planning on going to college to be a programmer?
a. Yes — C++
b. No — Java

4. Do they want to create things for the web?
a. Yes – Java
b. No – C++

5. Are they interested in building games for PCs/game consoles(XboX, PS4…)?
a. Yes — C++
b. No — Java

Comparisons between Java and C++

Similar
● Both are Object-Oriented programming languages, which mean they use high-level concepts like classes and inheritance (which are important for modern programmers).
● Java and C++ code are similar, so switching between the two languages isn’t difficult.
● Both are used in professional software development and have great job prospects.

Java
● Is the language used for the AP Computer Science exam.
● Used in Android application development - all Android apps (even the operating system itself) are created with Java.
● Is easy to use on multiple platforms, so it works on Macs, Windows, and just about everywhere else without extra work.
● Can easily create applets which let the program run on the web.
● Often used for enterprise and business applications.

C++
● Can run faster than Java because it doesn’t run in a virtual machine.
● Used for professional software and game development, including most PC and console games.
● A large number of programs and even other programming languages are based on C++.

(Compilers for Java, Python, and many other languages were built with C++)
● The programmer has more control over how the program itself works, which is more
complicated, but leads to a greater understanding of what’s going on.
● Most professional software engineers will need to learn and use C++ during their career.
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