Comparison between Python and Java

Python vs Java

This ongoing argument seems to be going on for centuries between Python and Java. Though Java has been more popular and known through the centuries after the coming of the Python, the competition has gone stiff. The popularity of Python has soared high and now it seems to give a tough competition to Java.

Both the languages have (i) cross-platform support (ii) large communities (iii) standard library (iv) applications (v) open-source

Where there are two programming languages that are equally capable of giving you the best outcome, it becomes quite tough to decide on which programming language is the best for you.

Well, don’t worry! We have got you covered.

In this blog, we will compare Python and Java in great detail, so that, you know which one is better for you.

Before starting let us have a look at Python and Java - 



Easy to learn
Tough to learn
Slow Performance
Fast performance
Straightforward syntax
Complex syntax
Support all major platforms
Runs on a variety of platforms
Large community

Large community

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So, let’s get started-

1.       Ease of Use –

Python is considered one of the easiest languages to learn for developers as compared to Java. Moreover, you can see definite growth when you learn Python as your first language.  Coming to Java, it is essential when you want to develop Mobile applications.

2.       Speed and Performance –

When it comes to speed and performance Java is the clear winner. However, CPython has given boost to the Python in its performance. There are websites like YouTube, Spotify and Quora that uses Python as their programming language. Python is also very flexible which makes it easier to use. 

2.       Support and Community-
As you know, Python and Java are extremely popular because of which there is a large community for support. From all over the world, there are support community that will help you whenever you are stuck in these programming languages. you will be amazed to know that there are 2 million+ members in each group.

3.       Dynamic and Static -
The handling of the variables in both the programming languages is one of the major differences. On one hand, Python is dynamically typed and on the other hand Java is statically typed programming language. Dynamic typing is easier for the new programmers and static typing helps in reducing the errors.

4.       Whitespace -
Python uses indentation to separate codes into blocks whereas in Java, it uses curly braces to define the beginning and end of each function and class definition. The benefit of indentation is that it helps in zero errors and is easy to read.

Now, moving on, we will know which one is the best for you.

You could choose Python when-

(i)                  You are a beginner in development

(ii)                You want DevOps scripting language

(iii)               You wish to learn artificial intelligence

(iv)               You are a data scientist

You could choose Java when –

(i)                  You wish to develop for Android

(ii)                You are into developing cross-platform application

(iii)               You wish to develop games

(iv)               Back-end solutions

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With this, we come to the end of this blog. We hope that this blog will help you choose one programming language that is the most suitable for you.

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