Thursday, October 30, 2008

The difference between Java and Javascript

 I recently posted the following question on Stack Overflow: What's the difference between Javascript and Java? and received some great answers.

Greg Hewgill's answer of "Java and Javascript are similar like Car and Carpet are similar" was spot on and amusing. Shog9's answer was hillarious.

The other answers citing the differences listed a few I hadn't thought of but essentially there's almost nothing to tie these two languages together but for part of a word and some curly braces.

But that's not what this is about. What I'm finding fascinating about Stack Overflow is asking questions that I already know the answer to and discovering a whole bunch of answers and opinions that I hadn't thought of and further broadening my knowledge. There're some very clever people hanging out there - I wish I was one of them.

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