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Racket

A general-purpose, multi-paradigm programming language
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What is Racket?

It is a general-purpose, multi-paradigm programming language based on the Scheme dialect of Lisp. It is designed to be a platform for programming language design and implementation. It is also used for scripting, computer science education, and research.
Racket is a tool in the Languages category of a tech stack.

Who uses Racket?

Companies
10 companies reportedly use Racket in their tech stacks, including Salsify, DevDungeon.com, and structy.

Developers
38 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Racket.

Racket Integrations

MySQL, PostgreSQL, Microsoft SQL Server, SQLite, and Cassandra are some of the popular tools that integrate with Racket. Here's a list of all 10 tools that integrate with Racket.
Pros of Racket
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Meta-programming
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Beginner friendly
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Racket Macro system
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Pattern matching
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Module system
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Hygienic macros
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Extensible
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Nanopass compiler
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Gradual typing
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Fast
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Rapid development
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Beautiful code
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Great libraries
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FFI
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Good documentation
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Language-oriented programming
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Open source
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Functional Programming
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Built-in parallelism
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Built-in concurrency
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Typed Racket
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Macro Stepper
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IDE
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Cross platform GUI
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Great community

Racket's Features

  • Multi-paradigm
  • Object-oriented
  • Cross-platform
  • Powerful macros & languages
  • DrRacket IDE & tons of documentation

Racket Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Racket?
Haskell
It is a general purpose language that can be used in any domain and use case, it is ideally suited for proprietary business logic and data analysis, fast prototyping and enhancing existing software environments with correct code, performance and scalability.
Common Lisp
Lisp was originally created as a practical mathematical notation for computer programs, influenced by the notation of Alonzo Church's lambda calculus. It quickly became the favored programming language for artificial intelligence (AI) research. As one of the earliest programming languages, Lisp pioneered many ideas in computer science, including tree data structures, automatic storage management, dynamic typing, conditionals, higher-order functions, recursion, and the self-hosting compiler. [source: wikipedia]
Clojure
Clojure is designed to be a general-purpose language, combining the approachability and interactive development of a scripting language with an efficient and robust infrastructure for multithreaded programming. Clojure is a compiled language - it compiles directly to JVM bytecode, yet remains completely dynamic. Clojure is a dialect of Lisp, and shares with Lisp the code-as-data philosophy and a powerful macro system.
Python
Python is a general purpose programming language created by Guido Van Rossum. Python is most praised for its elegant syntax and readable code, if you are just beginning your programming career python suits you best.
OCaml
It is an industrial strength programming language supporting functional, imperative and object-oriented styles. It is the technology of choice in companies where a single mistake can cost millions and speed matters,
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Racket's Followers
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