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The many Differences between Java and JavaScript





JavaScript, despite the name, is essentially unrelated to the Java programming language, although both have the common C syntax, and JavaScript copies many Java names and naming conventions. The language was originally named "LiveScript" but was renamed in a co-marketing deal between Netscape and Sun, in exchange for Netscape bundling Sun's Java runtime with their then-dominant browser. The key design principles within JavaScript are inherited from the Self programming language.
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Javascript)

Thanks to this marketing-deal, a lot people think JavaScript is related to Java. It is not. Yes, (some of) the syntax is similar, but that's where the similarity ends. Here are the most important differences between Java and JavaScript:

and some more:




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