- Java is a much larger and more complicated language. Java has a full-featured set of commands that allow a programmer to create almost any program. In addition, these full-featured programs can run on almost any machine.
- A little Java program on a web page, also known as a Java "Applet" can stand on its own. An applet is a complete, fully-contained program.
- Java takes much longer to load.
- Java applets are downloaded as separate files to your computer and run separately of HTML files and images.