Ruby vs. CoffeeScript vs. Clojure

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What is Ruby?

Ruby is a language of careful balance. Its creator, Yukihiro “Matz” Matsumoto, blended parts of his favorite languages (Perl, Smalltalk, Eiffel, Ada, and Lisp) to form a new language that balanced functional programming with imperative programming.

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.

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    Cons

    What are the cons of using Ruby?
    Downsides of Ruby?

    What are the cons of using CoffeeScript?
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    What are the cons of using Clojure?
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    Pricing

    How much does Ruby cost?
    How much does CoffeeScript cost?
    How much does Clojure cost?

    Companies

    What companies use Ruby?
    2359 companies on StackShare use Ruby
    What companies use CoffeeScript?
    349 companies on StackShare use CoffeeScript
    What companies use Clojure?
    83 companies on StackShare use Clojure

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Ruby?
    72 tools on StackShare integrate with Ruby
    What tools integrate with CoffeeScript?
    2 tools on StackShare integrate with CoffeeScript
    What tools integrate with Clojure?
    7 tools on StackShare integrate with Clojure

    What are some alternatives to Ruby, CoffeeScript, 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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