Hack vs Java: What are the differences?
Hack: A programming language for HHVM that interoperates seamlessly with PHP. Hack provides instantaneous type checking via a local server that watches the filesystem. It typically runs in less than 200 milliseconds, making it easy to integrate into your development workflow without introducing a noticeable delay; Java: A concurrent, class-based, object-oriented, language specifically designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible. Java is a programming language and computing platform first released by Sun Microsystems in 1995. There are lots of applications and websites that will not work unless you have Java installed, and more are created every day. Java is fast, secure, and reliable. From laptops to datacenters, game consoles to scientific supercomputers, cell phones to the Internet, Java is everywhere!.
Hack and Java can be primarily classified as "Languages" tools.
"Interoperates seamlessly with php" is the primary reason why developers consider Hack over the competitors, whereas "Great libraries" was stated as the key factor in picking Java.
According to the StackShare community, Java has a broader approval, being mentioned in 2378 company stacks & 2633 developers stacks; compared to Hack, which is listed in 8 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.
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