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Sounds like a great idea.

I hate having to explain the difference between Java & JavaScript everytime like,

Java is to JavaScript
as Car is to Carpet

 

I really don't like that analogy. They're both programming languages that share a lot of syntax, unlike a car and carpet that has zero correlations at all. We could probably find something better.

Yes you are right.

I should've mentioned that I use that analogy only for people with usually no development experience.

e.g.) My bro-in-law ask me about Java update prompt and confused why he had to update it when he remembers seeing JavaScript messages on the browser.

I just told him that analogy and they are different technologies with a similar name.

I should've mentioned that I use that analogy only for people with usually no development experience.

In that context yeah it should be fine.

e.g.) My bro-in-law ask me about Java update prompt and confused why he had to update it when he remembers seeing JavaScript messages on the browser.

Funnily enough, I just realized that Java used to be widely used for client side interactivity -- while now JavaScript is huge for server side applications 😊

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