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Similarities between Java and C++

Both are very successful and popular programming languages. Though there are many differences between the both, there are considerable similarities which are given as follows:

  1. Both C++ and Java supports Object Oriented Programming:

    OOPs is a modular approach, which allows the data to be applied within stipulated program area, It also provides the re-usability feature to develop productive logic, which means to give more emphasis on data. It support classes and objects. OOPs features include:

    • Inheritance: process by which objects of one class can link and share some common properties of objects from another class.
    • Polymorphism: Allows us to perform a single action in different ways. It is the process of using a function for more than one purpose.
    • Abstraction: It is the act of representing essential features without including the background details.
    • Encapsulation.: Wrapping up of data and functions into a single unit.


  2. They have similar syntax:

    C++ Syntax:

    #include& lt; iostream & gt;
    using namespace std;
      
    int main()
    {
        cout& lt;
        <
        "
        Hello World"
        ;
        return 0;
    }

    Java Syntax:

    public class first {
        public static void main(String[] args)
        {
            // prints Hello World
            System.out.println(" Hello World ");
        }
    }


  3. Comments Syntax are identical:

    Both the single and multiple line comments are written as //…. and /* …. */ respectively.



    C++:

    #include <iostream>
    using namespace std;
      
    int main()
    { // main() is where program execution begins
        int a = 5, b = 10, sum;
        sum = a + b;
      
        /* This will add the values of a and b
    and will display the output stored in sum */
      
        cout << sum;
        return 0;
    }

    Java:

    public class GFG {
      
        public static void main(String[] args)
        { // main() is where program execution begins
      
            int a = 5, b = 10, sum;
            sum = a + b;
      
            /* This will add the values of a and b
    and will display the output stored in sum */
      
            System.out.println(sum);
        }
    }


  4. The loops (like while, for etc.) and conditional statements (like if-else, switch etc.) are similar:

    C++:

    #include <iostream>
    using namespace std;
      
    int main()
    {
        int a = 5, b = 10;
        if (a > b)
            cout << a;
      
        else
            cout << b;
        return 0;
    }

    Output: 10

    Java:

    public class firstjava {
      
        public static void main(String[] args)
        {
            // to display the greater number
      
            int a = 5, b = 10;
            if (a > b)
                System.out.println(a);
      
            else
                System.out.println(b);
        }
    }

    Output: 10


  5. Both have same arithmetic and relational operators.
    Arithmetic operators such as +, -, *, /
    Relational operators such as >, <, =, != (not equal to)
    


  6. Execution of both the C++ and Java programs starts from the main function:
    It is the entry point of the execution of the program. However, the function declaration is different, but the name is same.

    C++:

    #include& lt; iostream & gt;
    using namespace std;
      
    int main()
    { // main() is where program execution begins
        cout& lt;
        <
        "
        Hello World"
        ;
        return 0;
    }

    Java:

    public class GFG {
        public static void main(String[] args)
        {
            // main() is where program execution begins
            System.out.println(" Hello World ");
        }
    }


  7. They have same primitive data types:
    These include datatypes like int, float, char, double etc. with some differences like the Boolean data type is called boolean in Java but it is called bool in C++.
  8. Many of their keywords are same:
    Example:

    break, continue, char, double, new, public, private, return, static etc. 


  9. Both have multi threading support:
    Both allow executing multiple threads(sub-processes) simultaneously to achieve multitasking.



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This article is attributed to GeeksforGeeks.org

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