What is Crystal?
Crystal is a programming language that resembles Ruby but compiles to native code and tries to be much more efficient, at the cost of disallowing certain dynamic aspects of Ruby.
Crystal is a tool in the Languages category of a tech stack.
Crystal is an open source tool with 13.6K GitHub stars and 1.1K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Crystal's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses Crystal?
9 companies reportedly use Crystal in their tech stacks, including bitupper, Atnos, and Diploid.
106 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Crystal.
Why developers like Crystal?
Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Crystal
- Ruby-inspired syntax.
- Statically type-checked but without having to specify the type of variables or method arguments.
- Be able to call C code by writing bindings to it in Crystal.
- Have compile-time evaluation and generation of code, to avoid boilerplate code.
- Compile to efficient native code.
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