Scala vs. Visual Basic vs. Arc



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What is Scala?

Scala is an acronym for “Scalable Language”. This means that Scala grows with you. You can play with it by typing one-line expressions and observing the results. But you can also rely on it for large mission critical systems, as many companies, including Twitter, LinkedIn, or Intel do. To some, Scala feels like a scripting language. Its syntax is concise and low ceremony; its types get out of the way because the compiler can infer them.

What is Visual Basic?

Visual Basic is derived from BASIC and enables the rapid application development (RAD) of graphical user interface (GUI) applications, access to databases using Data Access Objects, Remote Data Objects, or ActiveX Data Objects, and creation of ActiveX controls and objects.

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.

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Pros

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Why do developers choose Visual Basic?
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Why do developers choose Arc?
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Cons

What are the cons of using Scala?
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Companies

What companies use Scala?
513 companies on StackShare use Scala
What companies use Visual Basic?
15 companies on StackShare use Visual Basic
What companies use Arc?
8 companies on StackShare use Arc

Integrations

What tools integrate with Scala?
13 tools on StackShare integrate with Scala
What tools integrate with Visual Basic?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Visual Basic
What tools integrate with Arc?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Arc

What are some alternatives to Scala, Visual Basic, and Arc?

  • 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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