Arc vs. Clojure vs. Groovy



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Description

What is Arc?

Arc is designed for exploratory programming: the kind where you decide what to write by writing it. A good medium for exploratory programming is one that makes programs brief and malleable, so that's what we've aimed for. This is a medium for sketching software.

What is 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.

What is Groovy?

Groovy builds upon the strengths of Java but has additional power features inspired by languages like Python, Ruby and Smalltalk. It makes modern programming features available to Java developers with almost-zero learning curve.

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Pros

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Why do developers choose Groovy?
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Cons

What are the cons of using Arc?
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Companies

What companies use Arc?
8 companies on StackShare use Arc
What companies use Clojure?
111 companies on StackShare use Clojure
What companies use Groovy?
91 companies on StackShare use Groovy

Integrations

What tools integrate with Arc?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Arc
What tools integrate with Clojure?
8 tools on StackShare integrate with Clojure
What tools integrate with Groovy?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Groovy

What are some alternatives to Arc, Clojure, and Groovy?

  • JavaScript - Lightweight, interpreted, object-oriented language with first-class functions
  • PHP - A popular general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited to web development
  • HTML5 - 5th major revision of the core language of the World Wide Web
  • Python - Python is a clear and powerful object-oriented programming language, comparable to Perl, Ruby, Scheme, or Java.

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