CoffeeScript vs. Clojure vs. Groovy



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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 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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Cons

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Pricing

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Companies

What companies use CoffeeScript?
446 companies on StackShare use CoffeeScript
What companies use Clojure?
112 companies on StackShare use Clojure
What companies use Groovy?
91 companies on StackShare use Groovy

Integrations

What tools integrate with CoffeeScript?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with CoffeeScript
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 CoffeeScript, 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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