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Which languages are easier to learn than others for a Java developer?

 
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Which languages are easier to learn than others for a Java developer?
 
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Python.  This gives exposure to both a compiled language and a scripting one.

 
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Which language is compiled and which a scripting language?
 
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Groovy is another one of those general purpose and scripting languages. It's also a JVM language, meaning it is interoperable with Java and the syntax is very similar. Kotlin is also gaining a good following, especially in the Android space.
 
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I am wondering why no one said C#.
 
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Monica Shiralkar wrote:I am wondering why no one said C#.


Maybe because the question stipulated "easier to learn than others for a Java developer"?  
 
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2 things

1)  C#, while nice, it's tied to the Microsoft ecosystem.  Yeah, there are open source options, but they aren't widely used.
2)  As to Mr Ritchie's question on as to which is compiled and which is scripted, I answered that yesterday and my comment disappeared overnight.   The answer was Java is compiled, Python interpreted.  The question is: why did my answer disappear?  Considering how slow coderanch has been in responding the past 2-3 days, is there a problem somewhere?
 
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We all know Java® is an interpreted language. A compiled language is compiled into machine code, as is C. Bytecode doesn't count; C# is similarly an interpreted language.

I don't know about lost posts; I can see no evidence of its even having reached the forum, so you are probably right about the site misbehaving.
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