Java vs. JavaScript

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    Java is to JavaScript as egg is to eggplant and as grape is to grapefruit
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    Ham to HamSter
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    Spin to spinster
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    Why is it called like this then ?
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    @dder I believe it was a marketing move, the folks at Netscape (?) wanted to hitch a ride on the then-recent surge in popularity of Java.
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    @dder From Wikipedia

    Although it was developed under the name Mocha, the language was officially called LiveScript when it first shipped in beta releases of Netscape Navigator 2.0 in September 1995, but it was renamed JavaScript[2] when it was deployed in the Netscape Navigator 2.0 beta 3 in December.[13] The final choice of name caused confusion, giving the impression that the language was a spin-off of the Java programming language, and the choice has been characterized[14] as a marketing ploy by Netscape to give JavaScript the cachet of what was then the hot new Web programming language.
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    This is why I am not a JavaScript developer. I am a JS developer. What does JS stand for? Absolutely nothing. Don't ask questions.
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    Car is to carpet!
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    One is an overused underwhelming programming language used by script kiddies to create slow, terrible popup programs & poorly-designed websites.

    The other one is JavaScript.
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    @EclipseMain Java does more than that. It's usable for different console uses, discord bots, Minecraft plugins and mods..
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    @EclipseMain I second @MrWouter. Java has way more uses than that. Java Spring allows for a whole microservice architecture and to create a backend of a website that you'd have no idea was Java or not with a frontend that obviously supports JavaScript.
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    @sleepyDevHead Yeah but Java has an ugly rep and plus there's better programming languages for all those things, like C.
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