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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 14.8K GitHub stars and 1.1K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Crystal's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Crystal?

25 companies reportedly use Crystal in their tech stacks, including WeTransfer, Stack goals, and Hostocron.

169 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Crystal.

Crystal Integrations

Airbrake, Azk, Kemal, Amber Framework, and BaseAPI are some of the popular tools that integrate with Crystal. Here's a list of all 5 tools that integrate with Crystal.

Crystal's Features

  • 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.

Crystal Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Crystal?
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Crystal's Followers
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