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What is difference between Java and JavaScript programming language?

TL;DR, Java and JavaScript are as different as Car and Capet. Java and JavaScript are two totally unrelated programming language, all they have in common is the word “Java”. JavaScript was originally designed as scripting language to make your HTML live and aptly named as LiveScript initially. I am sure internet and programming world would have been less confused had NetScape has not renamed it to JavaScript, just to cash in popularity of Java.

BTW, Today is totally different, JavaScript is as popular as Java and dominant client side scripting world and now starting gaining market share on server side programming with node.js, where Java has ruled for so many years.

Read more  10 difference between Java and JavaScript for Programmers.

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