CoffeeScript vs. Elixir vs. Clojure



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Description

What is CoffeeScript?

CoffeeScript is a little language that compiles into JavaScript. Underneath that awkward Java-esque patina, JavaScript has always had a gorgeous heart. CoffeeScript is an attempt to expose the good parts of JavaScript in a simple way.

What is Elixir?

Elixir leverages the Erlang VM, known for running low-latency, distributed and fault-tolerant systems, while also being successfully used in web development and the embedded software domain.

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.

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Pros

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Cons

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Pricing

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Companies

What companies use CoffeeScript?
445 companies on StackShare use CoffeeScript
What companies use Elixir?
192 companies on StackShare use Elixir
What companies use Clojure?
111 companies on StackShare use Clojure

Integrations

What tools integrate with CoffeeScript?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with CoffeeScript
What tools integrate with Elixir?
10 tools on StackShare integrate with Elixir
What tools integrate with Clojure?
8 tools on StackShare integrate with Clojure

What are some alternatives to CoffeeScript, Elixir, and Clojure?

  • 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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