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Java or Javascript

Well I'am a bit confuse, this maybe a dumb question and since I would like to study Java I would like to know what is the difference of Java from Java script?
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lmrAuthor Commented:
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GamestorCommented:
Hi Imr,
The only similarities between Java and JavaScript, that I know of, are the syntax, both are object oriented and open- and cross-platform.  Other than that, there are many differences between the two.
First of all, JavaScript doesn't require compilation prior to execution since its text-based code runs directly within the browser.  Java does require compilation.  This means that JavaScript's code and HTML's code can be included in one HTML file, whereas Java's code resides in a class file and can only be included in the HTML file using <APPLET ..../APPLET>.
Secondly,  Java has classes and supports class inheritance while JavaScript only has built-in sets of objects that can't be classified as classes.  JavaScript's object references are checked at runtime, whereas Java's object references are checked at compile time.
Third, Java requires variable's types to be declared, whereas JavaScript doesn't.
Fourth, Java is designed for programmers to develop applets and stand alone applications, whereas JavaScript is designed for webpage authors to dynamically control the interaction of their pages.
In general, if you are only interested in creating awesome webpages, JavaScript is one of the best ways to go.  Other than that, I think you should start with Java.  After you have mastered you Java skills, JavaScript shouldn't be hard for you to learn at all.  Just keep in mind that JavaScript was originally designed to create the link between Java and HTML.

I hope this will help you a little bit.
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lmrAuthor Commented:
Thanks agan,You're indeed a big help
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