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Their common point: they are both languages derived from another language: the C language.
What kind of language is Java?
Officially introduced in 1995 at SunWorld, Java is a programming language that was created by two of Sun Microsystems employees (James Gosling and Patrick Naughton). Java is now owned by Oracle, which bought Sun in 2009.
Java is a language that must be compiled: it must go through the JVM (Java Virtual Machine) before being interpreted by the “machine”.
Tying a variable consists of identifying the type of data that the variable contains: a string, an integer or comma number, a Boolean (data used to indicate a true or false state) etc.
To cite a few examples, applications such as Netflix, Discord, Airbnb, Tesla, BBC or PayPal are coded in JS!
Java on the other hand, is a programming language that was originally used for embedded applications. That is, devices that are not considered computers with limited resources (memory, hard disk), such as tablets, on-board computers, etc. Renowned for its reliability, it was also quickly used for server applications requiring high reliability – payment servers for example.
Amazon, Facebook, eBay, or LinkedIn, as well as other big names have used or are still using Java. It is also considered the native language of Android mobile apps and offers many features and options, broader than other languages for this type of deployments.
Note that another language has emerged for some time: TypeScript.
Anyway, in programming languages as in languages, we can’t say one is better than the other, it all depends on what you have to say!